Glenelly Estate Wines Glass Collection Merlot 2017 6 bottle case
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Glenelly Estate Wines
Glenelly Estate wines are situated just on the eastern edge of Stellenbosch. The owners of Glenelly also own a little Chateau in Bordeaux called Pichon Comtesse. No biggie! I think that speaks volumes for the confidence in the terroir of South Africa. I love this and hope everyone can be as supportive of the wine community in South Africa.
A single variety Merlot aged in French oak for 12 months. Dark fruits and chocolate notes with a little hint of spiciness, cherries - all those luxury types of things you associate with Merlot. Rainfall in 2017 was 60mm less than 2016 and almost 180mm less than 2018, so concentrated fruit is the result for 2017.
Neal Martin an expert of Bordeaux wines said this about Glenelly - "For under $25 per bottle, one has to ask why you would bother with Bordeaux?"
Tim Atkins gave this wine 91 points, the same result as the Syrah. The quality here is consistent.