Glenelly Lady May 2015: A true Stellenbosch Grand Vin.
Glenelly Lady May 2015
A true Stellenbosch Grand Vin. 'Their greatest creation to date' – GS 96
After much anticipation and some high praise both internationally and locally, the 2015 Glenelly Lady May is finally available. This flagship release is now vying for the title of best Stellenbosch Bordeaux red; delivering on all expectations of one of the finest Stellenbosch properties. It is pure class.
Cabernet Sauvignon-based with 13% Cabernet Franc, 11% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot, the 2015 Lady May exudes elegance and finesse with fine-grained tannins and a fresh, detailed finish. At a tasting earlier this year, it stood tall alongside Bordeaux greats from the equally impressive 2015 Bordeaux vintage. Local wine writer Christian Eedes went so far as to highlight it as the best in the line-up with 96 points.
From one of the greatest modern-day vintages and offering excellent maturation potential, its pedigree was confirmed after attending a tasting of all vintages back to the maiden-release 2008. In Tim Atkin MW’s words: 'very much a wine that is built to last.'
Glenelly was acquired in 2003 by Madame May-Eliane de Lencquesaing of Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande in Pauillac, Bordeaux. May’s vision was to transform the property into one of the finest wine producers in Stellenbosch. This release firmly delivers on that promise. As Decanter’s Tina Gellie comments, 'it's hard to believe that the vines were only 10 years old for this wine, such is its power and concentration,' scoring it 95/100.