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The Glass Collection Chardonnay 2012
3.5 Stars
Platters Guide, SA

28 Jan 2013 - 10:14 by General Points & Awards |
 

The Glass Collection Chardonnay 2011
90/100
Wine & Spirits Magazine 2012

87/100
Wine Spectator 2012

Bronze
Old Mutual 2012

Bronze
Old Mutual 2012

28 Jan 2013 - 10:13 by General Points & Awards |
 

The Glass Collection Chardonnay 2010
91/100
Wine & Spirits Magazine 2012

28 Jan 2013 - 10:12 by General Points & Awards |
 

The Glass Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
90/100
Blind Tasting with Markus Del Monego & Andreas Larsson

88/100
Wine Spectator 2012

3.5 Stars
Platters Guide 2013, SA

28 Jan 2013 - 10:12 by General Points & Awards |
 

The Glass Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
89/100
Wine Spectator 2011

28 Jan 2013 - 10:08 by General Points & Awards |
 

The Glass Collection Shiraz 2010
Silver
IWSC Awards 2012

3.5 Stars
Platters Guide 2013, SA

Bronze
Old Mutual 2012

Bronze
Veritas Wine Awards 2012, SA

28 Jan 2013 - 10:08 by General Points & Awards |
 

The Glass Collection Shiraz 2009
Winner
Wine of the Month Club Award 2011

28 Jan 2013 - 10:07 by General Points & Awards |
 

The Glass Collection Merlot 2010
Silver
IWSC Awards 2012

Silver
Veritas Wine Awards 2012, SA

SAD Award

3.5 Stars
Platters Guide 2013, SA

Bronze
Old Mutual 2012

28 Jan 2013 - 10:06 by General Points & Awards |
 

The Glass Collection Merlot 2008
87/100
Wine Enthuisiast 2012

28 Jan 2013 - 10:04 by General Points & Awards |
 

Grand Vin de Glenelly Chardonnay 2011
Silver
Old Mutual 2012

Silver
IWSC Awards 2012

4.5 stars
Platter Guide 2013, SA
Highly Recommended

Bronze
Veritas Wine Awards 2012, SA

28 Jan 2013 - 10:03 by General Points & Awards |
 

Grand vin De Glenelly 2008
4.5 Stars
Platters Guide 2012, SA
Highly recommended

Bronze
Veritas Wine Awards 2012, SA

Bronze
IWSC Awards 2012

91/100
Blind Tasting with Markus De Monega & Andreas Larsson

28 Jan 2013 - 10:02 by General Points & Awards |
 

Lady May 2010
Bronze
Veritas Wine Awards 2012, SA

Silver
Michelangelo 2012

4.5 stars
Platters Guide 2013, SA
Highly Recommended

28 Jan 2013 - 09:59 by General Points & Awards |
 

Lady May 2009
93/100
Blind Tasting with Markus Del Monego & Andreas Larsson


28 Jan 2013 - 09:58 by General Points & Awards |
 

The South Africa Diary: Glenelly
Author: James Molesworth
Source: winespectator.com
Date: 23 January 2013

The last time I was in South Africa, in 2007, all Glenelly was was an idea. It was basically a hole in the ground and a large crane. Now, the cellar is finished, the vineyards planted and winemaker Luke O'Cuinneagain has settled in nicely. The estate, purchased in 2003 by former Chateau Pichon Longueville Lalande owner May-Eliane de Lencquesaing, was planted in 2004 and began making wines with the 2007 vintage, combining some purchased fruit with estate-grown grapes. Since 2010, all the bottlings are from the estate's 148 acres of vines, which are now producing a hefty 25,000 cases annually, with plans to max out around 32,000 cases.

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24 Jan 2013 - 12:51 by General Press |
 

2009 Glenelly Cabernet Sauvignon "Lady May"
Source: Ken's Wine Guide
Date: December 2012

KWG Score: 93.3 (based on 3 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)
Review date: December 8, 2012
Wine Review: This opaque and onyx colored Cab from South Africa opens with a new leather and mild black cherry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and juicy. The flavor profile is a tasty mild black cherry with hints of mild smoky oak and plum. The finish is rather dry and its dusty tannins are very nicely prolonged. It would pair nicely with a ribeye steak. Enjoy - Ken

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21 Dec 2012 - 18:13 by General Points & Awards |
 

Glenelly Vineyard
Annual VinPro / Winetech Vine Block Competition
Date: 2012

3rd place


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13 Apr 2012 - 12:43 by General Estate News |
 

Some of South Africa's best
Source:Jancis Robinson
Date: 20 October 2011

Some of South Africa's best

I have long thought that South Africa is the source of some of the best-value white wines in the world. South African winemakers seem in general rather more interested in their reds, about which there has been much discussion - not least the contentious 'burnt rubber' phenomenon.
Although leafroll virus continues to plague red-wine production, each year brings better and better wines among the best (of both colours) that the Cape produces. The continued influx of interest and expertise from abroad such as May-Eliane de Lencquesaing (from Ch Pichon Lalande to Glenelly), Zelma Long and Phil Friese (from Napa Valley to Vilafonte) and Charles Banks and team (from Screaming Eagle and Jonata to Mulderbosch and the renamed Tulbagh Mountain Vineyards, now Fable) adds richness to the mix. At least it does in the American cases. Bordeaux influence on the other hand has resulted in one of the driest wines made in South Africa in the case of Glenelly, whose Lady May (sic) 2009 was awarded the ultimate accolade, five stars in the latest Platter Guide, so the style is clearly appreciated by the locals.
Below are my reviews of all the latest Platter five-star wines, seen as the elite of Cape wine, together with notes on current releases from some of my favourite producers. They are listed alphabetically by producer (sur)name.

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20 Oct 2011 - 16:18 by SA Wine Press |
 

Glenelly, Lady May 2009
Source: Platters Wine Guide (SA)
Date: 2011

5 stars
Platters Wine Guide 2012, SA

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18 Oct 2011 - 12:25 by General Points & Awards |
 

Focus on South Africa
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Source: Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Date: March/April 2011

If Argentine wine is led by an iconic superstar (Malbec), then South Africa fields a more well rounded team with many talented players. The country excels with numerous varieties, white and red, most notably Cabernet Sauvignon, syrah (or shiraz), a wide range of red blends, sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc and even Chardonnay. But while this versatility is impressive, it can also limit the country's ability to "brand" itself in export markets. Argentine Malbec remains on fire, while imports of South African wines were essentially flat in 2010 compared to 2009, and still down from the peak achieved in late 2007 and 2008.

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18 Oct 2011 - 12:14 by SA Wine Press |
 

South Africa's Cabernets and Bordeaux blends
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Source: Winophilia
Date: 30 March 2011

My report in the current issue of the International Wine Cellar on the best new releases from South Africa elicited the following response from a subscriber. "If you haven't tried South African wine, you are missing out. The very best and most expensive South African wines retail for only $45 to $50 per bottle. I would put any of the South African wines we now serve here [at charity events at the Dallas Zoo in a blind tasting against similarly priced wines from France or California."

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18 Oct 2011 - 12:02 by SA Wine Press |
 

Grande Dame's second act
Author: Jordan Simon
Source: New York Wine Salon
Date: 31 January 2011

When Bordeaux doyenne May-Eliane de Lencquesaing sold Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, retirement wasn't an option. She traveled the globe on the lookout for promising terroir. The fruits of her eventual discovery - Glenelly, perched on the cooler east-facing, decomposed granite-and-sandstone Simonsberg slopes in Stellenbosch, South Africa - were recently introduced at select shops and watering holes in the city.

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18 Oct 2011 - 11:51 by General Press |
 

Brave old World
Author: Angela Lloyd
Source: Wine Enthusiast
Date: February 2011

The restless former owner of France's Chateau Pichon-Lalande tells us why screw caps, Shiraz and South Africa's Cape of the future.
After 28 years of running a Bordeaux Second Growth, Chateau Pichon-Lalande, May-Eliane de Lencquesaing sold her family's property to Champagne Roederer in 2006. Although a heartbreaking decision, her children weren't interested in taking over from her. Not someone to sit and reflect, de Lencquesaing turned her attention to Glenelly, the South Africa property she had purchased in 2003.

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18 Oct 2011 - 11:37 by General Press |
 

Grand Vin 2007
Source: Wine Enthusiast
Date: July 2011
Score: 88 points


Black berry, raspberry and cassis abound on the bouquet of this wine, lifted by superattractive aromas of fudgy brownie. The fruit transitions completely to the full palate, with a touch of peppery spice staying through the close. Drink now.

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18 Oct 2011 - 11:15 by General Points & Awards |
 

Glass Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Source: Wine Enthusiast
Date: July 2011
Score: 90 points

The aromas are promisingly thick and chewy, with assertive notes of black cherry, cigar tobacco and bittersweet chocolate. The creamy mouth delivers more of the same alongside additional elements of cassis, pepper and leathery spice. The mocha-infused finish leaves little else to be desired; drink now.

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18 Oct 2011 - 11:14 by General Points & Awards |
 

Lady May 2008
Source: Wine Enthusiast
Date: July 2011
Score: 92 points

It's really a shame that only 25 cases of this wine were imported, as it's a fantastic Cab that's sure to compare favourably to some of your favourites. Black currant leaf, fennel, crushed violet and dried tobacco are intricately woven into the dark fruit aromas. The medium-weight mouth has a texture like crushed velvet, with firm tannins and assertive flavours of cassis, cigar and
espresso that linger endlessly. Strong and a bit tight; try holding another 2-5 years.

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18 Oct 2011 - 11:11 by General Points & Awards |
 

The Glass Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Source: Wine Enthusiast
Date: November 2011
Score: 90 points

This is a very nice Cab at an extremely friendly price. Smoke and deep black fruit are the first impressions from the bouquet, with aromas of whole tobacco leaf and balsamic reduction appearing upon further nosing. Filling and velvety in the mouth, a kiss of charred oak and roasted cocoa nibs remain through the close.

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18 Oct 2011 - 11:10 by General Points & Awards |
 

The Glass Collection Chardonnay 2010
Source: Wine Enthusiast
Date: November 2011
Score: 86 points

Round but lifted with racy pineapple-infused acidity in the mouth, this Chard offers ripe melon and red apple flavours to balance the serious cut. A hint of peach pit nuttiness stays through the finish. Drink now.

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18 Oct 2011 - 11:10 by General Points & Awards |
 

Snooth's South African Cabernet
Tasting 5 great red wines

Author: Gregory Dal Piaz
Source: snooth.com
Date: 24 September 2011

Deep black currant, spice and ancho chile notes hit the nose with hints of weeds and smoke. A touch soft and expansive in the mouth with a lovely mid-palate that balances meaty fruit with a hint of a leathery edge with savory, earthy dried herb character. A little oak pops on the back end and lays down firm support for the fresh, crisp black fruit on the moderately long finish. This is a touch old school and perhaps even a little rustic, but at the same time it's complex, balanced and very attractive with a little pepperiness on the finale. 89pts

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18 Oct 2011 - 11:03 by General Estate News |
 

Pour without Prejudice
Author: Neal Martin
Source: eRobertParker.com
Date: February 2011

"So, what do you think of South Africa?" a winemaker enquires. Having spent a fortnight visiting
most of its wine regions and tasting countless wines, it is not the first time that I have been
asked this question. I pause for a moment, thinking of an appropriate word that encapsulates
my feelings.
"Visceral," I reply. "South Africa is visceral."

To read more click here to download the PDF

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18 Oct 2011 - 10:58 by General Press |
 

Wineries to Watch
Eight small producers offering variety and value.

Author: James Molesworth
Source: Wine Spectator
Date: 31 May 2011

South Africa's wine industry continues to expand: Since 2000, annual production has increased by more than 225 million litres, the number of wineries has nearly doubled and the country's exports to the United States have risen steadily.

Though small wineries are the driving force behind a large portion of this growth, many of their wines are still difficult to track down in wineshops and restaurants Stateside. (Even some of the Cape's top wineries do not have U.S. Distribution.) Yet bottlings from these smaller producers offer quality and bring diversity to the marketplace, and they're more than worth the search. Here's a selection of promising South African wineries that have recently entered the U.S. market.

Click here for Wineries to Watch PDF Document

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18 Oct 2011 - 10:49 by General Press |
 

Quietly Climbing
Quality and Diversity are on the rise, but South African wines still struggle for recognition.

Author: James Molesworth
Source: Wine Spectator
Date: 31 May 2011

Click here to download the full story in PDF (Part One)
Click here to download the full story in PDF (Part Two)

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18 Oct 2011 - 10:40 by SA Wine Press |
 

A bird's eye view of the Stellenbosch Wine Route
Author: Orielle Berry
Source: Bolander
Date: 13 July 2011

Download this article here for the full story (Part One)
Download this article here for the full story (Part Two)

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18 Oct 2011 - 10:32 by SA Wine Press |
 

The Glass Collection Shiraz 2009
Source: eRobertParker.com
August 2011


Score: 91 points

The 2009 The Glass Collection Shiraz is fresh and lively on the nose with minty black fruit and good delineation. The palate is well balanced with ripe blackberry, boysenberry, black olive and a touch of fennel that dovetails into a focused, well-defined finish that shows great persistence. Drink 2012-2018.

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19 Sep 2011 - 13:17 by General Points & Awards |
 

The Glass Collection Merlot 2009
Source: eRobertParker.com
August 2011


Score: 88 points

The 2009 The Glass Collection Merlot was cropped at 48 hectoliter per hectare and matured in French oak for 12 months. It has a ripe blackberry and dark chocolate-tinged nose with good definition, the medium-bodied palate toasty and ripe on the entry with grainy tannins and a satisfying mocha-tinged finish. Drink now-2015.

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19 Sep 2011 - 13:16 by General Points & Awards |
 

The Glass Collection Chardonnay 2010
Source: eRobertParker.com
August 2011


Score: 89 points

Raised on its lees, the 2010 The Glass Chardonnay has a slightly herbaceous bouquet with some "mulchy" aromas in the background. The palate is well balanced with a touch of spice on the entry. It is nicely focused with a hint of hazelnut towards the crisp, satisfying finish. Drink now-2015.

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19 Sep 2011 - 13:14 by General Points & Awards |
 

Glass Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Source: eRobertParker.com
August 2011


Score: 90 points

The 2009 The Glass Collection Cabernet Sauvignon is matured for 12 months in oak with racking every four. It has a lifted, slightly "briny" bouquet with good definition. The palate is full-bodied with firm tannins, a grainy texture with a dry, quite austere tobacco-laced finish. Showing impressive grip and persistence, I suggest leaving this for another 12 months in bottle. Drink 2013-2020.

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19 Sep 2011 - 13:12 by General Points & Awards |
 

Lady May 2009
Source: eRobertParker.com
August 2011

Score: 94 points

The 2009 Lady May is due later this year. It has an introverted nose at the moment with blackberry, leather, cedar and a touch of mint, all with very fine definition and unfurling with each swirl of the glass. The palate displays very fine tannins, very well integrated oak and a beautiful, pure, caressing finish that really satisfies both in terms of the senses and intellect. This is a succinctly crafted Bordeaux blend that will age with grace. Drink 2014-2020+.

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19 Sep 2011 - 13:10 by General Points & Awards |
 

Lady May 2008
Source: eRobertParker.com
August 2011

Score: 93 points

The flagship 2008 Lady May is a blend of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Petit Verdot that is raised for 24 months in new French oak. It has a very controlled, refined bouquet with intense blackberry, raspberry and cedar aromas with just a slight pepper/herbaceous edge. The palate is full-bodied with firm, grippy, austere tannins and superb balance that makes this so fresh and vibrant. There is a sense of symmetry and control that May-Elaine has imported from Pauillac. With great tension and persistence on the finish, this is a Bordeaux blend that merits cellaring. Drink 2014-2020+

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19 Sep 2011 - 13:08 by General Estate News |
 

Grand Vin de Glenelly 2008
Source: eRobertParker.com
August 2011


Score: 93 points

Cropped at 40 hectoliter per hectare, the 2008 Grand Vin de Glenelly is a blend of 40% Shiraz, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot and 14% Petit Verdot raised for 18 months in one-third new oak. The higher proportion of Cabernet lends the aromatics a more austere, Old World personality that is more reserved than its predecessor. The palate is very well balanced with good acidity and very well integrated oak. In terms of finesse, this is a step up from the 2007 without compromising on fruit intensity. For under $25 per bottle, one has to ask why you would bother with Bordeaux? Drink now-2018.

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19 Sep 2011 - 13:05 by General Points & Awards |
 

Grand Vin de Glenelly 2007
Source: eRobertParker.com
August 2011


Score: 91 points

Cropped at 44 hectoliter per hectare, the 2007 Grand Vin de Glenelly is a blend of 44% Shiraz, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot raised for 18 months in one-third new oak. It has a very ripe, broody bouquet with blackberry, iodine, cassis and a touch of brine that handles the oak very well. The palate is medium-bodied with good acidity and very impressive harmony, the oak is seamlessly integrated and leads to a very seductive, tobacco and spice-tinged finish. This should age well. Drink now-2017.

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19 Sep 2011 - 13:03 by General Points & Awards |
 

Grand Vin Chardonnay 2010
Source: eRobertParker.com
August 2011


Score: 92 points

The superb 2010 Glenelly Grand Vin Chardonnay is matured for 11 months in French new oak and sports a refined, leesy bouquet with impressive definition and lift with creamy, nutty fruit in the background. The palate is well-defined on the entry with a gorgeous vanillary texture and sufficient acidity to keep it crisp and fresh. Harmonious and poised towards the finish, this would give many a self-aggrandizing Napa Chardonnay a run for its money...at under $25. Drink now-2017.

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19 Sep 2011 - 12:58 by General Points & Awards |
 

Madame May de Lencquesaing - Wine Profile
Wine Profile

Author: Eikestadnuus
Source: Eikestadnuus
Date: 3 December 2010

This week we meet Madame May de Lencquesaing, the passionate owner of top Stellenbosch winery, Glenelly. Madame de Lencquesaing, or Aunty May as she is lovingly known to those around her, divides her time between South Africa and France.

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19 Sep 2011 - 12:20 by General Press |
 

The Glass Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Stellenbosch

Source: Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Date: April 2011

Score 89+ points.

Medium ruby. Precise aromas of blackberry, bitter chocolate and violet, with a touch of reduction. Juicy, tight and a bit ungiving today, with firm acidity keeping the medicinal black fruit flavors under wraps. This classically dry, vibrant wine will need at least a few years to gain in pliancy and plushness, but it has the structure to support aging.

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20 Apr 2011 - 12:13 by General Points & Awards |
 

Lady May 2008, Stellenbosch

Source: Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Date: April 2011

Score 93 points.

(blended with a bit of petit verdot; aged 24 months in all-new French barriques): Bright medium red. Cassis, licorice and cedar on the nose and palate. Wonderfully glossy and aromatic in the mouth, with a silky texture and superb energy. Really spreads out to saturate the palate on the very long, perfumed finish. The wine's suave tannins are already thoroughly integrated. The first release for this bottling.

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20 Apr 2011 - 12:10 by General Points & Awards |
 

The Glass Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, Stellenbosch

Source: Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Date: April 2011

Score 90 points.

Bright ruby-red. Aromas of currant, licorice and mint. A sweet, spicy midweight with good energy and definition to its dark berry and licorice flavors. Still a bit tightly coiled. Finishes with dusty, ripe, building tannins.

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20 Apr 2011 - 12:07 by General Points & Awards |
 

Grand Vin De Glenelly 2007, Stellenbosch

Source: Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Date: April 2011

Score 90 points.

(a blend of 44% shiraz, 31% cabernet sauvignon, 24% merlot and 1% petite verdot, aged in French barriques, one-third new): Good bright red-ruby color. Black plum, menthol, graphite, mint and licorice on the nose. Broad, juicy and moderately intense, but with sneaky depth to the flavors of musky berries, mint, leather and underbrush. Finishes with slightly dry, firm tannins. Elegant and distinctly Old World in style.

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20 Apr 2011 - 12:04 by General Points & Awards |
 

The Glass Collection Chardonnay 2010, Stellenbosch

Source: Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Date: April 2011

Score 89 points.

Pale bright yellow. Musky nectarine, citrus fruits and brown spices on the sexy nose. Intensely flavored, broad and smooth, with a lovely light touch to the flavors of crisp apple and pear. Finishes persistent and classically dry. This is an entry-level wine from the new project of May-Eliane de Lencquesaing, former owner of Chateau Pichon-Lalande.

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20 Apr 2011 - 11:57 by General Points & Awards |
 

Glenelly Awarded 2nd Place in the 2011 Annual VinPro/Winetech Vine Block Competition for our Chardonnay vines

Date: January 2011

Glenelly has just been awarded the 2nd place in the 2011 annual VinPro/Winetech Vine Block Competition for our Chardonnay vines!

200 Estates in the competition covered Stellenbosch, Durbanville and Helderberg. Our block of Chardonnay scored 88 points!

Bravo to Heinrich Louw and his team in the vineyards.

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14 Feb 2011 - 13:45 by General Estate News |
 

Glenelly, Lady May 2008

Source: Kelly Walker at erobertparker.com (USA)
Date: 2011

93/100 points
erobertparker.com, USA

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17 Jan 2011 - 12:09 by General Points & Awards |
 

Glenelly, Lady May 2008

Source: Platters Wine Guide (SA)
Date: 2011

4.5 stars
Platters Wine Guide 2011, SA

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17 Jan 2011 - 12:05 by General Points & Awards |
 

Grand Vin de Glenelly 2007

Source: Platters Wine Guide (SA)
Date: 2011

4.5 stars
Platters Wine Guide 2011, SA

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17 Jan 2011 - 12:03 by General Points & Awards |
 

Glenelly, Glass Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Source: Platters Wine Guide (SA)
Date: 2011

3.5 stars
Platters Wine Guide 2011, SA

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17 Jan 2011 - 12:01 by General Points & Awards |
 

Glenelly, Glass Collection Shiraz 2009

Source: Platters Wine Guide (SA)
Date: 2011

3.5 stars
Platters Wine Guide 2011, SA

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17 Jan 2011 - 11:56 by General Points & Awards |
 

Glenelly, Glass Collection Merlot 2009

Source: Platters Wine Guide (SA)
Date: 2011

3.5 stars
Platters Wine Guide 2011, SA

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17 Jan 2011 - 11:54 by General Points & Awards |
 

Glenelly, Lady May 2008

Source: IWSC 2010 (UK)
Date: January 2011

Bronze
International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) 2010, UK

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17 Jan 2011 - 11:47 by General Points & Awards |
 

Grand Vin de Glenelly 2007

Source: IWSC 2010 (UK)
Date: January 2011

Bronze
International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) 2010, UK

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17 Jan 2011 - 11:46 by General Points & Awards |
 

Grand Vin de Glenelly 2008

Source: IWSC 2010 (UK)
Date: January 2011

Bronze
International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) 2010, UK

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17 Jan 2011 - 11:44 by General Points & Awards |
 

Glenelly, Lady May 2008

Source: Wine Spectator (USA)
Date: January 2011

91/100 points
Wine Spectator, USA

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17 Jan 2011 - 11:39 by General Points & Awards |
 

Glenelly, Glass Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Source: Wine Spectator (USA)
Date: January 2011

90/100 points
Wine Spectator, USA

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17 Jan 2011 - 11:34 by General Points & Awards |
 

Glenelly, Glass Collection Chardonnay 2010
Wine Spectator, USA
Source: Wine Spectator (USA)
Date: January 2011

88/100 points
Wine Spectator, USA

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17 Jan 2011 - 11:31 by General Points & Awards |
 

Glenelly, Glass Collection, Shiraz 2009

Source: Veritas Wine Awards
Date: 2010

Silver
Veritas Wine Awards 2010.

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10 Nov 2010 - 15:53 by General Points & Awards |
 

Glenelly, Glass Collection, Shiraz 2009

Source: Wine Magazine South Africa
Date: 2010

4 stars
Wine Magazine South Africa 2010.

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10 Nov 2010 - 15:51 by General Points & Awards |
 

Glenelly, Glass Collection, Merlot 2009

Source: Veritas Wine Awards
Date: 2010

Bronze
Veritas Wine Awards 2010.

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10 Nov 2010 - 15:50 by General Points & Awards |
 

Glenelly, Glass Collection, Merlot 2009

Source: International Wine and Spirits Competition
Date: 2010

Silver
International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) 2010.

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10 Nov 2010 - 15:47 by General Points & Awards |
 

Glenelly, Glass Collection, Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Source: Veritas Wine Awards
Date: 2010

Bronze
Veritas Wine Awards 2010.

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10 Nov 2010 - 15:44 by General Points & Awards |
 

Glenelly, Glass Collection, Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Source: Tri-Nations Wine Challenge
Date: 2010

Gold
Tri-Nations Wine Challenge 2010.

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10 Nov 2010 - 15:42 by General Points & Awards |
 

Grand Vin de Glenelly 2006

Source: JancisRobinson.com
Date: 2009

17+
JancisRobinson.com, Julia Harding
MW May 2009.

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10 Nov 2010 - 15:31 by General Points & Awards |
 

Grand Vin de Glenelly 2006

Source: Platter Wine Guide
Date: 2010

4.5 stars
Platter Wine Guide 2010.

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10 Nov 2010 - 15:28 by General Points & Awards |
 

Grand Vin de Glenelly 2007

Source: Veritas Wine Awards
Date: 2010

Silver
Veritas Wine Awards 2010.

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10 Nov 2010 - 15:25 by General Points & Awards |
 

Grand Vin de Glenelly 2007

Source: JancisRobinson.com
Date: 2009

17.5
JancisRobinson.com, Julia Harding
MW May 2009.

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10 Nov 2010 - 15:24 by General Points & Awards |
 

Grand Vin de Glenelly 2007

Source: Tri-Nations Wine Challenge
Date: 2010

Gold
Tri-Nations Wine Challenge 2010.

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10 Nov 2010 - 15:12 by General Points & Awards |
 

Glenelly Estate - Elegant in Africa
Fine wine, fine art, and a leading lady with big vision and a brave heart

Author: capetownmagazine.com
Source: capetownmagazine.com
Date: 30 August 2010



Madame should know better. She understands time, and the passing of it; she knows wine and the making of it. What, then, is this French dame doing harnessing the wild waters of South Africa and getting her hands dirty with Stellenbosch terroir at 85? She's certainly not acting her age.

May de Lencquesaing is conquering a new continent on her way to ninety, it seems, blending grapes and glass, mixing art, wine, romance and reality in complete defiance of colonial constructs of age-appropriate conduct. She's even immortalized the process with a logo of a maiden riding a rhino.

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30 Aug 2010 - 16:35 by General Press |
 

Luke O'Cuinneagain - Glenelly Estate
Author: winetimes.co.za
Source: winetimes.co.za
Date: 24 August 2010



Also known as "Cool-hand" Luke, this weeks hottie is the winemaker at Glenelly Estate outside Stellenbosch. This adventurous hunk is a true jetsetter and enjoys discovering interesting places and meeting new people. The colour of his eyes pulls you in like the ocean, while his seductive smile captures your heart. To top it all Luke has a great sense of humour, which makes him dreamingly delicious.

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30 Aug 2010 - 16:05 by General Press |
 

Grand Vin de Glenelly 2007
Score 89 points.

Source: James Molesworth at Wine Spectator (USA)
Date: March 2010

Still slightly firm, with taut black currant, bacon and loam notes backed by a toasty note. Ripe and solid, with a tobacco hint on the toasty finish. Needs to unwind a bit. Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Best from 2011 through 2013. 6,575 cases made. -JM

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17 Aug 2010 - 09:32 by General Points & Awards |
 

Grand Vin de Glenelly 2006
Score 88 points.

Source: James Molesworth at Wine Spectator (USA)
Date: March 2010

Displays a good mix of currant, fig and tobacco notes, with grilled herb and toast weaving in on the grippy finish. There's also a nice loamy edge. Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2011. 2,225 cases made. -JM

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17 Aug 2010 - 09:28 by General Points & Awards |
 

Bordeaux To Beyond
Author: Margaret Rand
Date: September 2010

Two former Bordeaux heavyweights now make wine in the New World. So what makes the ex-owner of a second growth take on a fresh challenge away from home in their retirement? By MARGARET RAND

You can take the winemaker out of Bordeaux, but you can't take Bordeaux out of the winemaker. There's Bruno Prats, bringing Bordelais elegance to such places as Alicante in Spain, where elegance has been little more than a rumour; and May-Elaine de Lencquesaing, seeking perfection (as much for the search as for the destination) on the slopes of South Africa's Simonsberg mountain, from where the first wine from her own vines is released this year.

The Cape is where they coincide, though they reached it via different routes; Both started from the Medoc, where each owned, and then sold, a second growth. Prats sold Cos d'Estournel in 1998 when family divisions made it necessary; his son, Jean-Guillaume, now runs it for owner Michel Reybier.

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12 Aug 2010 - 16:31 by Decanter Press |
 

A superb South African tasting
Author: Jamie Goode
Source: Jamie Goode's Blog
Date: 27 July 2010



Brilliant tasting today at the South African High Commission in Trafalgar Square. It was titled 'taste the earth', and the idea was to show wines where there was link between the terroir and the flavour.

Syrahs were strong. Glenelly Estate 2009 got my value vote, with lovely purity. Rudi Schultz 2007, Waterford Kevin Arnold 2007 and Fairview The Beacon 2006 were very nice.

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12 Aug 2010 - 13:29 by General Press |
 

Glenelly, Lady May, Stellenbosch, South Africa 2008

(18.5)

Source: Decanter
Date: September 2010

The top Cabernet blend from the estate has great complexity and subtlety. It's detailed, understated, tight and compelling. 2012-2018.

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12 Aug 2010 - 12:54 by General Points & Awards |
 

Glenelly, Grand Vin, Stellenbosch, South Africa 2008

(17)

Source: Decanter
Date: September 2010

Tight, with deep, spicy cherry fruit. The length is not huge, but the vines are young. A serious wine, with purity and balance. 2011-2015.

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12 Aug 2010 - 12:47 by General Points & Awards |
 

Royal Seal of Approval for Glenelly Chardonnay 2010
Date: August 2010

The next Lord Mayor of London, whose term starts in September 2010, has chosen, among others the Glenelly Chardonnay 2010 as one of the wines he will serve to National and International Dignitaries during his year in office. Rather a good start for the wine!

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12 Aug 2010 - 12:43 by General Estate News |
 

Jewels from South Africa
Author: Julia Harding MW
Date: 26 May 2009

We continue our African Week with this report on what Julia tasted recently in South Africa.

Glenelly, Stellenbosch
I arrived at Glenelly in the dark, and was welcomed by owner May-Eliane de Lencquesaing, former chatelaine of Bordeaux's Chateau Pichon-Lalande, so although I was treated to an impressive preview of the almost-completed winery gleaming under the lights, I could not unfortunately see the amphitheater of vineyards. The 2009 harvest marks the inauguration of the gravity-flow winery, where the artworks are currently under discussion. For Linda Murphy's daytime account and more background (with photos), written last year, see Lady May, or may not.

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11 Aug 2010 - 16:09 by General Press |
 

Stirring the lees with James Molesworth
Author: James Molesworth
Date: 10 December 2009

Introducing South Africa's Glenelly Estate
The new winery owned by May de Lencquesaing releases its first wines

Back in 2004, former Chateau Pichon-Longueville-Lalande owner May de Lencquesaing purchased a 310-hectare estate in South Africa's Stellenbosch district, just around the corner from the famed Rustenberg Estate. At the time, de Lencquesaing was one of several outside investors to either start their own or consult on projects in South Africa, a list that included Michel Laroche, Pierre Lurton, Alain Mouiex, Pascal Chatonnet and others.

"I have wanted to buy a vineyard outside of France for 20 years," said de Lencquesaing when I interviewed her at the time of purchase.

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11 Aug 2010 - 16:08 by General Press |
 

The People's Guide
Author: Neil Pendock & Michael Olivier
Date: 31 July 2009

As another week passes by and we gear up for the weekend, Michael Olivier and Neil Pendock present us their latest finds of the week, together with one of Michael's home tested recipes using fresh seasonal ingredients.

Neil's Wine of the Week
Glenelly Hill 2006

The damage: around R115 for a 750 ml bottle.

First Impression: Bordeaux boosted by some spicy Shiraz.

The Story: Madame May-Elian de Lencquesaing is the octogenarian former chatelaine of super second growth estate Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande in Pauillac, Bordeaux. Une femme formidable, she recently offloaded the majority share in her bordeaux properties to Louis Roederer whose Cristal Champagne is the tipple of choice for American rappers who drink the stuff through bendy straws. Rumour has it Johann Rupert was in the zone to buy, but since Pichon was sold, financial realities and tanking icon wine prices mean that Johann is probably not too sad he missed this one.

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11 Aug 2010 - 16:04 by SA Wine Press |
 

FRENCH OUTPOST
Author: John Platter
Date: September 2006



Clockwise from far left: Hubert de Bouard has teamed up with Bruno Prats and SA producer Lowell Jooste at Anwika farm: Michel Laroche is one of the latest producers to invest in SA, at l'Avenir Estate; Rupert & Rothschild is now well established, having started in 1998.

Have the French discovered a terroir as good as their own?
Judging by the number of high-profile names investing in South Africa, it seems that way, says JOHN PLATTER.


SLOWLY AND QUIETLY - stealth might be the word had it been co-ordinated - the South African winelands have taken on a slight French leaning. It's currently an insinuation rather than an invasion of the Cape, but some serious Gallic names have placed their bets. The local line is that it's a two-way transfer of cachet. But why?

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11 Aug 2010 - 16:01 by Decanter Press |
 

Ex-Pichon owner opens Stellenbosch estate
Author: Jane Anson (in Bordeaux)
Date: 22 February 2010

The former owner of Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is about to formally open Glenelly, her South African estate.

May de Lencquesaing, who sold Pichon Lalande in Pauillac to Champagne Roederer in 2007, bought the 65-hectare Glenelly in 2003.

The official launch has been delayed until the sale of the 2008 vintage, which is the first to use grapes grown entirely on the Stellenbosch estate. A new winery was completed in 2009.

When it bought the property, Roederer became 15% shareholder in Glenelly, but following some distribution issues over the wine, de Lencquesaing became the sole owner in December 2009.

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11 Aug 2010 - 15:59 by Decanter Press |
 


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