Glenelly Estate The Glass Collection Syrah 2018
"The wine displays a wonderful dark and rich colour with a slight purple undertone. The aromatics of the wine are intense with jasmine, cinnamon and bacon. The palate is well balanced and textured with soft round tannins and a pure fruit core shining through." - 91 points, Tim Atkin MW 2019
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 Glass Collection Syrah has a wonderful, bright and rich colour with deep purple undertones. The aromatics of the wine are an intriguing mixture of both floral tones with spicy fruit. The palate expresses white pepper spice, spicy plum and dark berry- all supported by a fine, velvety texture.
THE GLASS COLLECTION
Ideally suited to the Mediterranean climate of Stellenbosch, the Glass Collection Syrah is reminiscent of the elegant Syrah of the Northern Rhône- a 'Syrah' rather than a 'Shiraz'.