GLENELLY Estate Reserve Red Blend 2012 SALMANAZAR (900cl) - NO DISCOUNT
Red Still Wine | South Africa | Stellenbosch | 900cl
£199.95 / £1,199.70 case
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Closure Type: Cork
Country: South Africa
Wine Style: Full Bodied
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Syrah/Shiraz
The 2012 Estate Reserve Red is a blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Syrah, 11% Petit Verdot and 6% Merlot, matured in around 30% new oak for 18 months. It has an attractive nose of black fruit, given a nice herbal lift by touches of tobacco that come through with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with a gentle grip on the entry, thought perhaps just a little "soft" for my liking, with a conservative, Left Bank-like finish (this despite the contribution of the Syrah). Drink now and over the next six to seven years. Drinking range: 2018 - 2026.