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 with soft round tannins and a spicy finish - the influence of the 12 months spent in French oak barrels. A great bottle to discover if you like Syrah wines.
Similar to: Croze Hermitage, Saint-Joseph
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|Wine Characteristics||When & how to drink?|
Dry Red wine
from now to 2022
Decant 1 hour before
Game, ribs, beef and spicy sausages
Decomposed granite, clay
12 months in French oak barrels
|What experts say|
16.5/20 "Mid crimson. Super-fragrant with peppery dark fruit and notes of baking spice but also something more floral. Like the Merlot, this is very fine, dry tannins. It's more elegant than intense but rather good for that. It opens up to a hint of something more meaty and savoury. Much more northern than southern Rhône with its fresh fragrance and refinement. I suspect it will be more complex and still delicious with a couple more years in bottle. (JH)"
88/100 "The 2014 The Glass Collection Shiraz, matured in barrel for 12 months, has a rather high-toned, overtly floral bouquet with strong violet scents that overcome the varietal expression. It's trying too hard! The palate is rounded on the entry and demonstrates more precision and harmony than the Cabernet Sauvignon counterpart, elegant and delivering good structure right on the finish. If the aromatics were toned down, this would deserve a higher score."