Colour: Deep garnet hue Nose: Intense and generous with notes...
Colour: Intense garnet red. Nose: Very floral (violet),...
Full lively taste. Black fruit. Blackberries. Concentrated with...
Elegant bouquet of cassis, spicy plums and notes of toast in the background.
Great intensity with fantastic freshness and fine elegant tannins.
Hand sorted grapes, spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Malolactic in French oak barrels, matured for 18 months. Clarified with natural egg whites.
|When to Drink||Now|
|Grapes||Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot|
|Pairing||Beef, veal and fine aged cheese.|
|Volume||75cl (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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