2014 Glenelley Estate Reserve Red Stellenbosch South Africa

$24.95
VN92DC90

Pepper, spice and all things nice, that’s what this reserve is made of. Plus loads of fruit and floral notes, naturally.

Varietal:
Red Blend
Winemaker:
Luke O’Cuinneagain
Vintage:
2014
Aging:
18 months
Oak Treatment:
French oak Barrels
Appellation:
Stellenbosch
Total Varietal Composition %:
40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Syrah, 18% Cabernet Franc, 18% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot
Alcohol %:
14.5%
SKU #:
1044825
Size:
750 ml Bottle
VN92

Vinous

The 2014 Estate Reserve was sorted by hand, lightly crushed, fermented in stainless steel and matured in 300-liter French oak barrels. The outgoing, lively nose features plenty of red berry fruit mixed with mint and crushed violet. The palate is well balanced with fine-grained tannins; the mainly red fruit is pure and nicely integrated with the oak. It gradually builds in the mouth toward a saline finish and a slightly fishy aftertaste. This needs two or three years in bottle, but it should turn into a very fine Estate Reserve.