2008 Glenelly Estate Lady May

Estate: Glenelly Estate
Region: Simonsberg-Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, Coastal Region, South Africa


Tasting Note:March 2, 2018

Sixth red wine at our annual DMV South African wine tasting.

Medium to deep garnet red with a ruby core. Chalky nose with dark berries, sweet spices with some toasted oak. Solid acidity with medium tannins (6/10) and a medium body. Layered palate with notes of black currants, cassis, chalk and earthy notes. A bit of green bitterness in the long finish.

Made up of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Petit Verdot. Aged for 24 months in 100% new French oak barrels. Only 9,600 bottles produced.

Drink Dates:

2018 till 2020.


88 points.

Price Point:

$$ - More recent vintages can be found for around $40.00 in the USA.