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Date Printed: 9/19/2014
Glenelly Grand Vin de Glenelly 2008
Glenelly Grand Vin de Glenelly 2008
(search item no. 122177)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/19/2014: $27.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Grand Vin de Glenelly is the signature red blend of the estate, the wine has a deep, dark, rich color. The wine offers an elegant complex bouquet developing aromas of cassis, spicy plums with notes of toast in the background. The palate has a great intensity and concentration with fantastic freshness and fine elegant, but well structured tannins.

Blend: 40% Shiraz, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Petit Verdot, 7% Merlot

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About Glenelly:

Located on the southern slopes of the Simonsberg, Glenelly is owned by May-Eliane de Lencquesaing, Bordeaux doyenne and former owner of Ch√Ęteau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande. Struck by the tremendous potential of South Africa's terroir and the beauty of the country, Mme de Lencquesaing decided to embark on a French adventure on African soil. She purchased Glenelly in 2003, and subsequently planted 66 of the property's 128 hectares to vineyards. The first estate-grown fruit came on line in 2007, and Glenelly's state-of-the-art winery building was completed in 2009. The wines are fermented naturally and made with as little intervention as possible, seeking to achieve the perfect balance of French style and South African terroir.