LADY MAY 2018 Magnum (1,5L)


Lady May Is Glenelly’s Flagship Estate Wine. The 2017 Bordeaux Blend Pays Tribute To The Pedigree Of Its Legendary Owner, May De
Lencquesaing – Balanced, Refined And Mineral. Etched With Underlining Fruit Power, It Is Fresh, Stylish And Subtle With Dense Age Worthy Tannins And A Long, Tight Finish.

WEATHER CONDITIONS – Simonsberg, Stellenbosch

  • Early leaf fall post-harvest due to limited water availability.
  • Winter temperatures stayed higher than usual until later.
  • Winter rainfall reached only 80% of the expected levels.
  • Warm spring triggered swift and even bud burst for early cultivars.
  • Temperature fluctuations led to varied shoot growth and accelerated suckering.
  • Above-average rainfall during flowering and berry set resulted in uneven berry development.
  • Cooler night-time temperatures during ripening contributed to vibrant colour and flavours.
  • Harvest commenced later, gained pace mid-season, and slowed due to rain showers later on.
  • On 13 February, significant hail fall occurred with minor damage.
  • Despite challenges and a smaller harvest, outstanding wines were made in 2018.


  • The grapes were hand-picked and lightly crushed into stainless steel tanks.
  • Fermentation occurred naturally and extraction was carefully managed by doing a maximum of 2 pump-overs per day.
  • After fermentation, the wine was left on the skins for an additional 2-3 weeks.
  • Matured for a total of 24 months in French oak barrels.
  • The first 12 months as individual components in 30% 1st fill barrels and then, after blending, taken back to 70% 1st fill barrels for an additional 12 months.

GRAPE VARIETIES : 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet franc, 6% Petit Verdot, 3% Merlot

PRODUCTION : 2,292 cases – 13,757 bottles


Alcohol: 14.5% Vol.
Total Acidity: 5,86 g/L
pH: 3,46
Residual Sugar: 2.22 g/L

View Lady May 2018 Tasting Notes


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