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Winery of the Week: Glenelly Estate

Repeated South African success in winning the Pichon Lalande Trophy at the International Wine & Spirit Competition was an initial attraction for Madame May-Eliane de Lencquesaing, then owner of that Bordeaux classed growth, to invest in the Cape. After she bought Glenelly on Stellenbosch's Simonsberg, a redevelopment of the old fruit farm to vineyards was undertaken and a cellar built. All her projects have been carried out along environmentally friendly lines, and the local community and social development, particularly of Glenelly's employees, have been ongoing focuses.

Glenelly Estate Glass Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Category: Cabernet sauvignon  

This & Merlot benefit from strength of 2012 red-wine vintage. Leavens ripeness of dark berry fruit & dense yet integrated tannins with freshness. 25% new French oak further enhancement. Already approachable, will benefit from further few years. 2011 (). Wine tasted by Angela Lloyd More »

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Glenelly Estate Grand Vin de Glenelly range Chardonnay 2013

Category: Chardonnay wooded  |  sub-category: Chardonnay wooded

Delicate yet convincing 2013. Natural ferment in 500L oak with only partial malolactic fermentation provide polish, harmony & freshness to the lively citrus fruit, oatmeal, lees underpin. A charmer! Wine tasted by Angela Lloyd More »

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Glenelly Estate Glass Collection Chardonnay Unwooded 2013

Category: Chardonnay unwooded  |  sub-category: Chardonnay unwooded

Styled for personality & compatibility with wide range of food. 2013 reprises nutty, citrus notes of 2012 with mouthfeel enhanced by extended lees-ageing. Wine tasted by Angela Lloyd More »

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Glenelly Estate Lady May range Lady May 2011

Category: Cabernet sauvignon  |  sub-category: Cabernet sauvignon

Classic cab, naturally fermented 2011 still youthfully taut, with subtle lead pencil, dark fruit aromas; complementary oaking (100% new). Full bodied, but fine acid backbone & properly dry finish lends overall refinement. Includes a little petit verdot, merlot. Wine tasted by Angela Lloyd More »

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Glenelly Estate Glass Collection Merlot 2012

Category: Merlot  

2012 has more focus & precision than 2011 (). The perfectly ripe dark plum, chocolate flavours are concentrated & well sustained on the firm yet unharsh finish. Wine tasted by Angela Lloyd More »

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Glenelly Estate Grand Vin de Glenelly range Red 2009

Category: Red blends, shiraz/syrah-based  |  sub-category: Red blends, shiraz/syrah-based

Was 'Grand Vin de Glenelly'. Elegant & accessible shiraz/Bordeaux blend, earlier drinking than Lady May. 2009 with polished dark berry fruit laced with spice & supple tannins. 2008 () was lighter. Wine tasted by Angela Lloyd More »

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Glenelly Estate Glass Collection Syrah 2011

Category: Shiraz/syrah  |  sub-category: Shiraz/syrah

Was 'Shiraz'. Hearty 2011 matches dark spice, roasted nuts with rich but unheavy feel. Still insistent tannins should benefit from few years ageing. Wine tasted by Angela Lloyd More »

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