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Glenelly Lady May, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Glenelly Lady May, Stellenbosch, South Africa

REVIEWS:
5.00

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PRODUCER:
Glenelly Estate

SIZE:
750ML

TYPE:
RED WINE

CRITIC SCORE:
92/100

(1 customer review)

Glenelly Estate

750ML

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Lady May is Glenelly’s Flagship wine, it is an hommage to May de Lencquesaing. A bordeaux blend with power, depth and longevity akin to Lady May’s Chateau Pichon Lalande. This is the wine for you if you’re reticent to leave the classics behind!

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COUNTRY:

South Africa

GRAPE:

Red Blend

REGION:

Cape West Coast, Stellenbosch

DRINKING
WINDOW:

2019 - 2030

VINTAGE:

2014

ABV:

14.5%

SKU: 100817 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.

    Lady May is Glenelly’s Flagship wine, it is an hommage to May de Lencquesaing. A bordeaux blend with power, depth and longevity akin to Lady May’s Chateau Pichon Lalande. This is the wine for you if you’re reticent to leave the classics behind!

    1 review for Glenelly Lady May, Stellenbosch, South Africa

    1. Elena

      Really delicious!

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    CRITIC REVIEWS

    CRITIC SCORE:
    92/100

    The 2015 Lady May, re-tasted after several months, has a perfumed bouquet that is no longer disjointed as I found before, offering black plum and bilberry fruit, touches of peppermint coming through with aeration. The fresh, vibrant palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins, blackberry and strawberry laced with cedar and mint, and still sappy on the finish. A fine Lady May that should drink well for 12–15 years.
    92/100 - Neal Martin, Vinous (Tasted April 2021)