Glenelly Grand Vin Red 2009
The Glenelly Estate is in the Ida's Valley, located in Stellenbosch, on the southern slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain. Its origins date back to the seventeenth century. Simon van der Stel, Governor of the Cape, gave the land to the Huguenot François Villion. In 1812, the estate passed to Johan Peter de Villiers, and finally in 1911 it became the property of a British Famliy, the Garlicks. They owned it for 92 years until its purchase in 2003 by May-Eliane de Lencquesaing, who for over 30 years was the owner of the famous Bordeaux Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, Pauillac Grand Cru Classé.
Grand Vin Red is the signature red blend of the Estate, using highest quality Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Merlot, which spend 18 months in French oak barrels.
A very beautifully perfumed wine which immediately strikes you for both its vibrancy and elegance. Sweet spice, tight fruit tannins and a touch of vanillin from the oak combine to make a really exciting and great value wine from the Cape.