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Country of Origin & Region


South Africa, Stellenbosch


Glenelly Estate Reserve 2012

Glenelly Estate Reserve 2012 91 pts James Suckling & 90 pts Wine Spectator

Food Accompaniments

Lamb, beef, wild game, mushroom dishes

Awards, Reviews and other Notes

94 pts Tim Atkin MW 2017
Formerly labelled as Grand Vin, this is the second tier red from Glenelly, made with a Bordeaux-meets-the Rhône combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Elegant, refined and focused, with graphite and cedarwood notes and a core of succulent black fruits. 2018-28.
91 pts James Suckling June 2018
Blackberry compote, pressed violets, mulberries and some eucalyptus. Full body, lots of delicious fruit, firm tannins and a flavorful finish. Drink in 2020. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, petit verdot and syrah.
90 pts Wine Spectator 12/31/18
Mature, showing a broad, loamy swath of currant and blackberry fruit flavors that have melded with smoldering tobacco and worn leather notes. Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Petit Verdot and Merlot.
4 ½ Stars 2018 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
Cab up to 45% in supple 12, shiraz (38%) falling back further, but important for early sweet, fruity charm (spicier with age). Already shows complexity & is both elegant and generous – light-feeling despite ripeness (13.5% alcohol). Great dry finish. Needs time.

Winemaker Notes

Glenelly estate reserve is the signature red blend of the estate. Rich powerful aromatics of red fruits, plum and blackberries initially present themselves, followed hints of savory, spicy Syrah with touches of cedar and floral tones. The palate entry has good richness of ripe fresh fruit and pepper-spice supported by a firm, balanced tannins. Very good oak integration with a fresh long finish.
45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Shiraz, 11% Petit Verdot, 6% Merlot.

Chemical Analysis

6 Bottle price




13.5% alcohol by volume




Red Blend

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