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Let's hear it for the 2017 vintage, which has produced a string of very enjoyable reds, even at cheaper prices.

Tim Atkin MW

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Glass Collection Syrah, Glenelly

Glenelly's Glass Collection range of wines is inspired by estate owner May de Lencquesaing's private collection of antique glasses.

Alluring aromas of floral notes and plum with hints of spicy fruit. The palate expresses white pepper spice, spicy plum and dark berries with a long, fresh finish.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.5 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

1.5 g/L

pH

3.65

ACIDITY

5.0 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Luke O'Cuinneagain

VARIETY

Shiraz (Syrah)

TIME IN OAK

12 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Stellenbosch

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vintage conditions

Winter was late, but cold enough to break dormancy. Very low rainfall led to extremely low soil moisture levels which meant that irrigation was key to relieving stress in the vineyard. A good spring led to good and even bud burst thanks to warm weather for the season with little to no rain. Although there were more bunches, the berries were smaller. The harvest was earlier than normal and larger than the previous year.

Vinification details

The bunches were sorted and placed whole into the tanks, which were then allowed to slowly start fermenting naturally with two to three pump overs a day. Post fermentation, they were given three weeks’ extended skin contact before being taken down to used French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation. The wine stayed in the barrels for twelve months.

Awards

Tim Atkin MW: 91 pts
Veritas: Silver Outstanding

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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... this well-priced Syrah has spicy bramble and blackberry fruit and a hint of oak sweetness.

Tim Atkin MW

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Glass Collection Syrah, Glenelly

Glenelly's Glass Collection range of wines is inspired by estate owner May de Lencquesaing's private collection of antique glasses.

The Glass Collection Syrah draws its inspiration from the northern Rhône. Juicy and fresh, with tasty plum and raspberry coulis notes racing through, lined with subtle black tea and graphite notes. Shows a pretty flash of spice through the finish with hints of jasmine.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.0 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

1.7 g/L

pH

3.66

ACIDITY

5.2 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Luke O'Cuinneagain

VARIETY

Shiraz (Syrah)

TIME IN OAK

12 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Stellenbosch

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vintage conditions

Winter was late, but cold enough to break dormancy. The low rainfall led to low soil moisture levels which in turn created stress later in the season. An ideal spring led to good even bud burst, with warm weather from end-October to end-January. This resulted in restricted growth, smaller berries and lower bunch mass. Harvest was a week earlier than normal and smaller than in previous years.

Vinification details

The bunches were sorted and placed whole into the tanks, which were then allowed to slowly start fermenting naturally with two to three pump overs a day. Post fermentation, they were given three weeks’ extended skin contact before being taken down to used French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation. The wine stayed in the barrels for twelve months.

Awards

Tim Atkin MW: 90 pts
JamesSuckling.com: 90 pts

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

 

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Syrah is something of a hidden gem at Glenelly...

Tim Atkin MW

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Glass Collection Syrah, Glenelly

Glenelly's Glass Collection range of wines is inspired by estate owner May de Lencquesaing's private collection of antique glasses.

The Glass Collection Syrah has a wonderful bright and rich colour with deep purple undertones. The aromatics are an alluring mix of floral tones with spicy fruit. The palate expresses white pepper spice, spicy plum and dark berry.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.0 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.1 g/L

pH

3.70

ACIDITY

5.2 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Luke O'Cuinneagain

VARIETY

Shiraz (Syrah)

TIME IN OAK

12 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Stellenbosch

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vintage conditions

2015 was a great year although ‘fast’, characterised by low pH levels and good acidity. Thanks to sufficient cold units, full dormancy was achieved with bud break occurring two weeks early. Warmer days and cooler nights in December caused harvest to be two weeks earlier than normal.

Vinification details

The bunches were sorted and placed whole into the tanks, which were allowed to slowly start fermenting naturally with two to three pump overs a day. Post fermentation, they were given three weeks’ extended skin contact before being taken down to used French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation. The wine stayed in the barrels for twelve months.

Awards

Tim Atkin MW: 91 pts
IWC 2016: Silver

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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Glass Collection Syrah, Glenelly

Glenelly's Glass Collection range of wines is inspired by estate owner May de Lencquesaing's private collection of antique glasses.

The Glass Collection Syrah has a wonderful bright and rich colour with deep purple undertones. The aromatics are intense with jasmine, cinnamon and bacon coming through. The palate is well balanced and textured with soft round tannins and a pure fruit core shining through which has flavours of white pepper spice, spicy plum and dark berry.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.0 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.1 g/L

pH

3.70

ACIDITY

5.2 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Luke O'Cuinneagain

VARIETY

Shiraz (Syrah)

TIME IN OAK

12 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Stellenbosch

Vintage conditions

Rain in November and January meant that less irrigation was required, but disease pressure was higher and stricter controls needed. The high soil moisture content resulted in vigorous growth and canopy management was crucial. Fortunately ideal dry and moderate conditions reigned during ripening in late January and February and there was good flowering and berry set. Harvest was one week later than normal due to a late cold winter and cool spring. Wine quality is exceptional.

Vinification details

The bunches were sorted and placed whole into the tanks, where the wine was allowed to slowly start fermenting naturally with two to three pump overs a day. Post fermentation they were given three weeks’ extended skin contact before being taken down to used French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation. The wine stayed in the barrels for twelve months.

Awards

Veritas 2016: Silver

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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This is a well crafted and very natural Syrah.

eRobertParker.com

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Glass Collection Syrah, Glenelly

Glenelly's Glass Collection range of wines is inspired by estate owner May de Lencquesaing's private collection of antique glasses.

The Glass Collection Syrah has a wonderful dark and rich colour with deep purple undertones. The aromatics are intense with floral tones, white pepper spice, spicy plum and a dark berry core. The palate is well balanced and textured with soft round tannins and a pure fruit core shining through.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.0 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.2 g/L

pH

3.63

ACIDITY

5.4 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Luke O'Cuinneagain

VARIETY

Shiraz (Syrah)

HARVEST DATE

February 2011

TIME IN OAK

12 months

SULPHUR

Bound: 83 Free: 22

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Stellenbosch

Vintage conditions

A cool winter ensured a good bud burst, nine days earlier than normal. Cool conditions during berry set lead to loose bunches, and berry size was smaller than in other years. December was characterized by a warm and dry climate.

Vinification details

The bunches were sorted and placed whole into the tank, with a small percentage that were destemmed and crushed. The tanks were allowed to slowly start to naturally ferment with two to three pump overs a day taking place. Post fermentation they were given three weeks’ extended skin contact before being taken down to used French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation. The wine stayed in the barrels for twelve months.

Awards

Decanter 2015: Gold
IWC 2014: Silver
Veritas 2015: Silver
eRobertParker.com: 90 pts

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

 

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