Glenelly | Stellenbosch, South Africa

Glenelly, Estate Reserve Chardonnay, 2021

Glenelly, Estate Reserve Chardonnay, 2021

  • White Still
  • 75cl
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The Glenelly Estate Reserve Chardonnay displays a wonderful bright straw colour. The nose displays vibrant lemon and lime zest fruit, with hints of apple, pear drop, lychee and rose which overlays the mineral core. The palate is lush, the creamy texture is underpinned with beautiful mineral notes and hints of toasted almond and vanilla. The finish is lengthy and fresh with great minerality and a lovely nervous energy to it.

Glenelly's Grand Vin Chardonnay is the estate's signature white wine, fermented and aged in new and second fill 500 litre French oak barrels. It was left for 9 months on its lees, and spent a total of 10 months in barrel.

From Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages:

10 months in 500-litre oak. The creamy/mealy oak is evident but very well judged to allow pristine citrus fruit to show alongside the cedary aroma of the oak. Delicious and harmonious an expert balance of fruit and oak with real elegance and length. Drink 2015-2020. 17 Points

From Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:

Whole bunch fruit into barrel with natural ferment in 500-litre barrels and aged in 25% to 30% new oak, the 2014 Estate Reserve Chardonnay has an attractive bouquet that is well defined - grapefruit, lemon zest and a touch of lees coming through. The palate has good weight on the entry, just a hint of marmalade with lime and quince furnishing the balance and nuanced finish. Enjoy this over the next 8-10 years. 90 Points

  • ❖ ABV: 13%

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A new chapter began for the Glenelly Estate in 2003 when it was acquired by May-Eliane de Lencquesaing, esteemed owner of Bordeaux’s Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande. Driven by her belief in the Cape’s terroir, her desire to contribute to South Africa’s economic development, and her commitment to continuing the three-century heritage of French winemaking in the country, the estate, which had traditionally focused on fruit production, was transformed.

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