‘A wine made for ageing; the 1873 Lafite-Rothschild is our benchmark,’ – Luke O’Cuinneagain, Winemaker Glenelly was established in 2003 with a clear vision to produce long-ageing fine wine. Much…

A wine made for ageing; the 1873 Lafite-Rothschild is our benchmark,’ – Luke O’Cuinneagain, Winemaker

Glenelly was established in 2003 with a clear vision to produce long-ageing fine wine. Much work has gone into the vineyards, cellar and winemaking but, more notably, their old-world patience has contributed to an excellent 2013 Glenelly Lady May.

This is pedigree Stellenbosch Cabernet at its very best. Since 2011, there has been a real sense of refinement to this cuvée. We included the 2013 Lady May in our 2018 AIP investment offering and the 2015 was included in our first Stellenbosch en-primeur campaign. Tasting the impressive quality of their future releases, up to the 2017 en-primeur, leads us to expect both the demand and the reputation of this fine flagship to only escalate.

The Glenelly Lady May 2013, one of the finest Stellenbosch reds, fulfils the great expectations of this grand terroir. It shows poised fruit, a chiselled palate and classy, refined tannins. Every serious collector should have this wine in their cellar.

Tasting notes:

Glenelly, Lady May 2013
A worthy successor to the 2012, this top end Stellenbosch blend (marrying Cabernet Sauvignon with Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot) lives up to the Bordeaux pedigree of its legendary owner, May-Eliane de Lencquesaing. Sappy, refined and mineral-etched, it’s fresh and stylish and subtle, with dense, age worthy tannins and a long, tight finish. Drink: 2019-2030. – Tim Atkin MW, 95/100

 

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