Estate Reserve 2011 Stellenbosch - Glenelly Estate

The Estate Reserve is Glenelly's signature blend. It is mainly made of Syrah, bringing spicy flavours, and Cabernet Sauvignon, providing structure. 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 and concentration with elegant and well-structured tannins, leading to a long luscious finish. A complex and aromatic red, at an incredible price given the quality.

Similar to: Haut-Médoc, Saint-Estephe

 

2 Bottles available

£ 15.50 tax incl.

Bottle.png Wine Characteristics Glass.png When & how to drink?
 
Producer
Vintage
Appellation
Region
Type
Grapes
Glenelly Estate
2011
Stellenbosch
Western Cape
Dry Red wine
40% Syrah
40% Cabernet Sauvignon
10% Merlot
10% Petit Verdot
 
Drink
Open
Serve
Food
from now to 2025
Decant 2 hours before
16-17°C
Beef, lamb, mature cheese
  Body Body Scale Red Wine Barrel.png Technical stuff
  Oak Oak Scale Red Wine  
Soil
Farming
Harvest
Alcohol
Ageing
Decomposed granite, clay
Sustainable
Manual
14%
18 months in French oak barrels
  Complexity Fruit Scale Red Wine
Expert.png What experts say
Jancis-Robinson.jpg

17/20 "Deep ruby. Fine peppery, rocky dark-fruit aroma, a touch smoky, adumbrating freshness and elegance, and just the merest hint of Stellenbosch's leafy side. Complex on the palate, cedar, cigar box, black olive and still some lovely non-sweet black fruit. Bone-dry finesse to the tannins and lovely freshness and just a suggestion of bitter chocolate on the finish. Super-refined and surely with a good life ahead. (JH)"

92/100 "Features alluring fresh espresso and smoldering juniper notes out front, followed by a rich, polished core of cassis and blackberry fruit, with a serious spine of licorice root and a long tarry edge to the finish. This still has ample grip, but there's enough development here to begin drinking now. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2020."

94/100

 

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