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Glenelly Lady May


Elegant and complex, Glenelly Lady May develops flavours of cassis, blackcurrant, dark cherry, a touch of graphite and delicate, spicy plum fruit. Fresh and vibrant, Lady May is the definitive introduction to Glenelly’s terroir. Deeply coloured and perfectly balanced, the wine displays an exquisite structure and velvety tannins, easily giving it the capability to evolve gracefully over the next 12-15 years.

Country: South Africa
Region: Coastal Region
Subregion: Stellenbosch
Vintage: 2015
Colour: Red
Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
ABV: 14.5%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure: Natural cork
Style: Better than Bordeaux?
Drink With: A fine, rare sirloin steak

From the highest echelons of the Bordeaux hierarchy, as former owner of Pauillac second growth Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande, the indefatigable May-Eliane de Lencquesaing has brought a lifetime of wine knowledge and passion to Stellenbosch. With skilled winemaker Luke O'Cuinneagain at the helm, Glenelly Estate offers wines with Bordeaux-inspired structure and fine, New World richness.

Lady May is Glenelly’s flagship estate wine and the exact blend of grape varieties varies slightly from year to year. The 2013 Lady May consists of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot, matured for 24 months in new French oak barrels. Only 4000 six bottle cases were produced.

"She will be giving her old Deuxième Cru a run for its money soon (and let’s not even think about comparing prices!)”
Neal Martin, (of Glenelly’s proprietor May-Eliane de Lencquesaing)

From Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
The Glenelly Lady May is a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot and raised for 24 months in new French oak. It has a ripe bouquet of mulberry, black plum, graphite and a touch of toffee. It is tight at first but unfurls nicely with aeration. The palate is well balanced with ripe blackberry and raspberry fruit laced with soy and black pepper. It demonstrates fine weight and persistency on the finish. This is a very fine wine. 92 Points