GLENELLY Lady May 2015 Cabernet CASE x 6 Bottles 14.5%abv - PRE-RELEASE
Red Still Wine | South Africa | Stellenbosch | 75cl
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Closure Type: Cork
Country: South Africa
Wine Style: Full Bodied
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Lady May is Glenelly’s flagship estate wine, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Merlot from their vineyards in Stellenbosch.
"This top-end Stellenbosch Cabernet lives up to the Bordeaux pedigree of its legendary owner, May de Lencquesaing." Tim Atkin MW.
The South African 2015 vintage has been much lauded as the vintage of the decade, if not the finest in living memory. We have been eagerly anticipating the release of Glenelly’s 2015 Lady May, one of the few wineries to hold back release of their premier wine until it has some bottle age. We now have the wine available to offer on pre-release ‘en-primeur’ style ship to order before the wines reach our shelves. The wine should arrive in Jersey early Autumn 2021.
A number of prominent South African Specialists and wine critics have reviewed the wine:
DECANTER 95 Points - Tina Gellie
“It's hard to believe that the vines were only 10 years old for this wine, such is its power and concentration…Tight and closed still, with chewy tannins, crisp acidity and lots of cedar oak. Muscular black and blue fruit lurks behind along with iron shavings. All the elements for a great wine, with fine ageing potential”
GREG SHERWOOD MW 96+ Points
“Glenelly Estate Prepare to Release their Greatest Creation to Date – Tasting the Epic Lady May 2015 Flagship Red Blend…
Deep, dark and broody, this wine speaks with all the authority and confidence of a 5-star block buster vintage…This is the culmination of years of winemaking refinement and is without doubt the finest red wine produced to date at the Glenelly Estate…”
TIM ATKINS 96 Points
"Lady May is Glenelly’s flagship Estate wine. Elegant and complex, the wine develops flavours of cassis, blackcurrant, dark cherry, touch of graphite and delicate spicy plum. Fresh and vibrant, the evolution of the wine introduces flavours specific to Glenelly’s terroir . Deeply coloured and perfectly balanced, the wine displays an exquisite structure with velvety tannins and a very good ageing capacity."
PLATTERS 5 Stars
“The big but classic structure offers alluring invitation to dark fruited, richly tannined depths… promises a real harmony in 5 to10 years”
WINE MAG 96 Points - Christian Eedes
“The palate is full but balanced with dense fruit, good freshness and firm but fine tannins. Showing both focus and poise…”
Terms and Conditions
Offer - Subject to availability.
Delivery - Autumn 2021
Prices - include Freight, Duty, GST & Free Storage until 30th April 2022
Allocation - Demand may outstrip supply. In such instances we will give precedence to those who have bought the wine before.
Payment - As per our normal T&Cs.
E&OE - Errors & Ommisions Excepted