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Glenelly Estate Reserve (2012)

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AROMAS:

Elegant bouquet of cassis, spicy plums and notes of toast in the background.

PALATE:

Great intensity with fantastic freshness and fine elegant tannins.

WINEMAKING:

Hand sorted grapes, spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Malolactic in French oak barrels, matured for 18 months. Clarified with natural egg whites.

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£16.49

    TypeRed
    Vintage2012
    When to DrinkNow
    ProducerGlenelly Estate
    RegionStellenbosch
    GrapesCabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
    PairingBeef, veal and fine aged cheese.
    ABV14%
    Volume75cl (Full Bottle)

    The flagship wine from this award-winning estate.

    Glenelly's Estate Reserve - the flagship wine from May-Eliane de Lencquesain's (of Pichon-Lalande fame) South African venture - is a real cracker of a wine. The wine blends Syrah (40%) with the typical bordeaux-blend varietals Cabernet Sauvignon (40%), Merlot (10%) and Petit Verdot (10%). The blend combines the rich, savoury character of Syrah, with the blackberry, cherry, cassis and floral tones of Cabernet Sauvignon. It is supported by a firm tannin structure with elegant oak integration resulting from 18 months oak-ageing in French barriques. The palate presents a tremendous concentration of flavours with a great complexity and a fresh long finish. A fantastic, albeit softer, alternative to the more expensive Left-Bank Bordeaux blends. This wine was deservedly awarded 92 points from Wine Spectator.

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    Glenelly Estate Reserve (2012)

    Glenelly Estate Reserve (2012)

    AROMAS:

    Elegant bouquet of cassis, spicy plums and notes of toast in the background.

    PALATE:

    Great intensity with fantastic freshness and fine elegant tannins.

    WINEMAKING:

    Hand sorted grapes, spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Malolactic in French oak barrels, matured for 18 months. Clarified with natural egg whites.

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