Lady May 2011 Stellenbosch - Glenelly Estate

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 well-integrated tannins. Delicious today, it will improve over time if you are patient enough. Definitely a high-end bottle, offering the best of South Africa winemaking with a - significant - Bordeaux touch!

Similar to: Pauillac, Saint-Julien

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£ 26.50 tax incl.

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Producer
Vintage
Appellation
Region
Type
Grapes
Glenelly Estate
2011
Stellenbosch
Western Cape
Dry Red wine
85% Cabernet Sauvignon
10% Petit Verdot
5% Merlot
 
Drink
Open
Serve
Food
from now to 2025
Decant 2 hours before
16-17°C
Braised beef or lamb, venison, game
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  Oak Oak Scale Red Wine  
Soil
Farming
Harvest
Alcohol
Ageing
Decomposed granite, clay
Sustainable
Manual
14.5%
24 months in French oak barrels
  Complexity Complexity Scale Red Wine
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92/100 "The 2011 Lady May is based on 85% Cabernet Sauvignon that is ahead for 24 months in new French oak. It has a very pure bouquet with backward, blackberry and cedar scents merging with peppermint with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins, more masculine than the Grand Vin de Glennelly witih graphite and cedar towards the oaky finish. It will need several year to fully absorb the oak. I appreciate here the saline finish that lingers in the mouth."

93/100 "This is a bold and powerful yet layered and nuanced wine, with hints of green peppercorn, tobacco leaf, cigar box and leather that add depth and interest to the cassis and brambly blackberry core. The gripping palate offers structured, mouthcoating tannins that are framed by ample acidity and ripe black berry tones. Notes of spicy black licorice and espresso unfold on the long finish. It's delicious now, but this will age beautifully through 2020."

90/100 "This has density and energy, with savory and tobacco notes adding lift to the dark currant, blackberry and black cherry fruit core. Exhibits cassis bush and singed mesquite hints on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2017. "

95/100

 

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