Wonderful smoky layer over ripe but very fresh black fruit. Unusually fine, dry tannins, perhaps thanks to the whole-bunch fermentation. Moreish, dark and yet full of energy. GV
16.5/20 Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com (Oct 2015)
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What an attractive personality, with a nose of lily flower, garrigue, herbs, olives and savoury black fruit. It's freshly fruited in the mouth, with a bright line of acidity and fine yet very grippy tannins. A real charmer now, this will be at its apex in a couple of years when the tannins have truly melded.
(Gold Medal Winner).
Decanter World Wine Awards 2015 (Jul 2015)
Glenelly Estate: Full Wine List and Profile
Glenelly Estate in the Idas Valley, Stellenbosch, is the home estate of May de Lencquesaing, previous owner of Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, Bordeaux. This is no retirement home, but an ambitious project to make serious wines in one of the Cape's most beautiful and best sited vineyard areas. May has recruited Luke O'Cuinneagain as winemaker, whose career includes Chateau Fieuzal, Angelus, Screaming Eagle and five years at Rustenberg before joining Glenelly. He is assisted by Adi Badenhost as consultant winemaker. There are three ranges of wine made at the estate. The 'Glass Collection'; premium varietals from Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot and Chardonnay. The 'Grand Vin': the signature blend of the estate, using Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, aged 18 month in oak barrels. 'Lady May'; the flagship wine made of the best Cabernet Sauvignon, aged 24 months in new oak.
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