A previous owner of Bordeaux 2nd growth, Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, Madame May de Lencquesaing purchased the Glenelly Stellenbosch estate in 2003. Continuing with French tradition, major investment took place with the objective to produce award-winning wines that are full of power, grace and elegance. In collaboration with cellar master, Luke O’Cuinneagain, this is their flagship red from the finest 2009 vintage. It is sourced from a cool east-facing slope, producing an elegant, distinguished and venerable wine, just like its owner.
‘Grace & style defined. Mainly cab, dash petit Verdot, individual 2009 is a carefully composed ensemble, all the components – pure berry fruit, clean oak, fine tannins, fresh acid, supportive 14.8% alc – contribute, none dominate, in textury sensory splendour.’ Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2012, 5 stars