Glenelly Estate The Glass Collection Cabernet Franc 2017
"The 2017 The Glass Collection Cabernet Franc opens with elements of mint, black cherry and fresh roasted peppers. The palate is clean but lacks some depth across the mid-palate. Medium-bodied, the wine ends with a soft chocolaty finish that lingers with an herbal edge." - 87 points, The Wine Advocate.
Rated 92 points by Tim Atkin MW.
At the age of 78, May de Lencquesaing, then the owner of the iconic Chateau Pichon Comtesse de Lalande, a Grand Cru Classe from Pauillac, in Bordeaux, started a new venture on South African Soil, and purchased Glenelly Estate. With a nod to the French Huguenots settlers and after cautious study of the terroir, she built a thriving winery that best utilises the soils and microclimate of the valley and supports local economic development and community.
The wine displays a deep, rich and bright colour. The nose entices with its distinctive character of dried thyme, oregano, cape fynbos (South African shrub) and black cherry in the background. The palate is dominated by dark cherries, blueberries and graphite- which gives the wine great interest. The tannins are silky, the finish long and smooth.
THE GLASS COLLECTION
Planted on the highest vineyard parcels of the farm, the Glass Collection Cabernet Franc displays great elegance and freshness.
100% Cabernet Franc