Glenelly 2012 Estate Reserve Red Wine, Stellenbosch, South Africa
This wine is the signature red blend of Glenelly and is made up of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Shiraz, 11% Petit Verdot, and 6% Merlot. The grapes were lightly crushed into stainless steel fermentation takes. Then the wine is placed in French oak Barrels and matured for 18 months in French oak. Rich and Powerful aromatics of red fruits, plum, and blackberries initially present themselves followed by hints of the spicy Syrah with touches of cedar and floral tones. The palate entry has good richness of ripe fresh fruit and pepper-spice supported by firm, balanced tannins.