Glenelly Estate

Glenelly Estate - Stellenbosch Wines

South African wines with a French touch: Glenelly Estate from Stellenbosch.

Your Sommelier is specialised in French wine but this does not mean we are unable to recognise the brilliant quality of wines from other parts of the world. We have decided to offer a few bottles from Glenelly Estate, the most French producer in South Africa!

The story of Glenelly is quite telling. May de Lencquesaing, the former owner of Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande (the famous Second Cru Classé in Pauillac), purchased the estate in 2003 and turned it into a vineyard. She believed in the potential of the terroir and the development of quality wines in South Africa, with a Bordeaux influence of course. After selling Pichon Comtesse to Champagne Roederer in 2006, she decided to settle permanently in Stellenbosch to develop Glenelly. Her idea was to plant Bordeaux grape varieties - among others - to make Bordeaux-style wines in this region.

The result is simply brilliant and the wines are now well rated by critics like Robert Parker, Jancis Robinson or Tim Atkin. Reds are aromatic, balanced and rather full-bodied whereas whites are delicious, fruity and crispy Chardonnays - with or without oak. Most of them really taste like French wine and prices are very, very reasonable. Whether you like South African or French wines, have a try with Glenelly!

** Recommended by **

The Decanter      Jancis Robinson     Robert Parker      Tim Atkin

£ 11.75
Buy 6: £ 11.16
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The Glass Collection unoaked Chardonnay is the entry level white wine of Glenelly Estate. It shows a bright yellow colour with a hint of green. The wine has expressive aromas of citrus, lime zest and melon. On the palate there is a round and comforting texture with a decent length and intense fruit complexity. In short, a very well made mineral Chardonnay...

£ 11.80
Buy 6: £ 11.45
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Glenelly's Glass Collection red wines are made of a single grape variety (Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon). The Syrah was really the one standing out to us, reminiscent of what you can find in the Northern Rhône Valley. Dark colour with a slight purple edge, an intense nose developing aromas of dark berries, pepper and flowers. Palate is well-balanced...

£ 15.70
Buy 6: £ 15.39
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Estate Reserve Chardonnay is the oaked white of the estate, and it is absolutely delicious. Nose displays vibrant citrus, apple and flint with underlying minerality and vanilla butterscotch. Palate is lush, the creamy texture is underpinned by beautiful mineral notes with hints of toasted almond and vanilla. The finish is fresh with great minerality. A...

£ 15.75
Buy 6: £ 15.44
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The Estate Reserve is Glenelly's signature blend. It is mainly made of Cabernet Sauvignon, providing structure, and Shiraz (aka Syrah), bringing spicy flavours. It spends 18 months in French oak barrels to offer an elegant and complex bouquet of blackcurrant and spicy plums, with notes of cedar and toast in the background. The palate has a great intensity...

£ 26.00
Buy 6: £ 25.48
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Lady May is the Grand Cru of the Estate, made exclusively of Bordeaux grapes varieties. A highly elegant and complex wine with intense flavours of dark cherry, blackcurrant and spicy plum - the Pauillac origins of the owner can really be tasted here. This red wine is fresh and vibrant on the palate with a balanced mouthfeel, a long and silky finish and...

£ 32.00
Buy 6: £ 30.40
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The Estate Reserve is Glenelly's signature blend. It is mainly made of Cabernet Sauvignon, providing structure, and Shiraz (aka Syrah), bringing spicy flavours. It spends 18 months in French oak barrels to offer an elegant and complex bouquet of blackcurrant and spicy plums, with notes of cedar and toast in the background. The palate has a great intensity...

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