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Glenelly, Estate Reserve, Red Blend, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Glenelly, Estate Reserve, Red Blend, Stellenbosch, South Africa

REVIEWS:
4.00

4.00 out of 5

PRODUCER:
Glenelly Estate

SIZE:
750ML

TYPE:
RED WINE

CRITIC SCORE:
89/100

(1 customer review)

Glenelly Estate

750ML

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Glenelly Estate Reserve is our signature red blend, based on the classic claret blend of the 1700’s. Made from 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 15% Syrah, 10% Petit Verdot, 10% Cabernet Franc and offers plenty of ageing potential. Expect aromas of plum and cherry. Flavours of mulberry and blackcurrant leaf in the mid palate with hints of fresh herbs and rich tannins to support it all.

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COUNTRY:

South Africa

GRAPE:

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

REGION:

Cape West Coast, Stellenbosch

DRINKING
WINDOW:

2018 - 2028

VINTAGE:

2015

ABV:

14.5%

SKU: 100816 Category: Tags: , ,

    Description

    Glenelly Estate is situated in Idas Valley, Stellenbosch, on the southern slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain. Its origins date back to the 17th century when Simon van der Stel, Governor of the Cape, gave the land to the French Huguenot François Villon in 1682. In 1812 the estate remained in French hands when it passed on to Johan Peter de Villiers.

    So … why in 2003 did May de Lencquesaing, then owner of the famous Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande purchase the estate? Why after 30 years in the wine business in France would she decide to plant vines in South Africa? Why would an ‘older’ lady invest in this ‘younger’ democracy and start a new adventure? Because she believes in the soil, the micro climate and the potential for quality wines. Because she believes in continuing the long relationship between the French and winemaking in South Africa going back more than three centuries.

    Glenelly Estate Reserve is our signature red blend, based on the classic claret blend of the 1700’s. Made from 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 15% Syrah, 10% Petit Verdot, 10% Cabernet Franc and offers plenty of ageing potential. Expect aromas of plum and cherry. Flavours of mulberry and blackcurrant leaf in the mid palate with hints of fresh herbs and rich tannins to support it all.

    1 review for Glenelly, Estate Reserve, Red Blend, Stellenbosch, South Africa

    1. _Christian57

      This is a fun, fruit forward wine from South Africa drinking very nicely now.

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    CRITIC REVIEWS

    CRITIC SCORE:
    89/100

    Re-tasted after a few months, the 2015 Estate Reserve showed differently than it did previously. It has a very menthol-driven bouquet, well defined though not ineffably complex. The palate is balanced and nicely structured, with saturated tannins and quite a dense finish. I am happy to raise my score for this wine.
    89/100 - Neal Martin, Vinous (Tasted April 2021)