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South Africa, Stellenbosch


Glenelly Reserve Chardonnay 2016

Glenelly Reserve Chardonnay 2016 drinking beautifully... with nice reviews to match

Awards, Reviews and other Notes

95 pts Decanter
Yellow plums and sweet spice dominate the enticing nose, the palate has layers of complex peach, grape, mango and chamomile flavours, great structure and intriguing spice to the long zesty mineral finish.
90 pts Vinous Aug 2018
The 2016 Estate Reserve Chardonnay was matured in 19% new oak and displays much better edginess and mineralité on the nose, coming across as quite Puligny-like in style. The palate is well balanced with a slightly nutty entry, displaying more energy and tension than the 2015 and a touch of lemongrass on the finish. Enjoy this over the next six to eight years.
90 pts Wine Spectator Web Only - 2019
A ripe, languid style, with a buttery frame around creamed pear and melon flavors. Light brioche and ginger accents show through the creamy finish.
4 ½ Stars 2018 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
Rich, full-flavoured but unshowy as usual, 16 adds breadth, complexity & length to intensity. More savoury than fruity in effect, with elegant, vital presence thanks to restraint in oaking & good acid cut. Very long citric finish.

Winemaker Notes

The estate Reserve Chardonnay displays a wonderful bright crisp colour. The nose has tones of quince, citrus peel, lime and butterscotch with hints of pearl drop. The palate is lush, with poise and balance, vibrant citrus and mineral flavours lead the way to a long round textured finish.

Chemical Analysis

6 Bottle price




13% alcohol by volume





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