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Glenelly Lady May 2014

Tasting Notes

Winery: Glenelly
Varietal: Red Blend
SKU: GLELAD2014 Categories: , ,
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Glenelly Lady May 2014

$34.99

Awards/Reviews

96 pts Tim Atkin MW 2019

The 2014 release has less Cabernet Sauvignon and more Cabernet Franc than the 2013 and is better for it in my opinion. it’s another wine that lives up to the Bordeaux pedigree of its owner, May-Eliane de Lencquesaing, with violets and graphite on the nose, notes of chocolate and mint, fine tannins and a long, refreshing finish. 2021-29

5 Stars 2020 Platter’s South African Wine Guide

Lavish 14 ***** (95 pts), like 13 (94 pts), cab-based with merlot, cab franc, petit verdot to create complex, cellar worthy flagship. Bold yet lively, cassis & mulberry combine well with graphite, cedar & spices on firm but refined tannins. Natural ferment, as all; new French oak 24 months.

93 pts Vinous November 2019

The 2014 Lady May is naturally fermented and matured in 300-liter French oak. Two bottles were tasted, one slightly oxidized, the other much more representative, offering vibrant blackberry and bilberry fruit and scents of cedar and wild mint that emerge with time. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and well-judged acidity. There is a light spicy undercurrent, and white pepper and clove linger on the finish. Very fine.

92+ pts Wine Advocate May 2021

A blend of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, the 2014 Lady May begins with a dark, dusty, brooding nose with aromas of oak spices, dusty blackberry, black plum, sage and a rocky minerality. Medium to full-bodied, the wine is balanced with dusty dark red fruit essence that gives way to gripping tannins. Concluding with a long, dusty and drawn-out finish, persistent flavors of bitter dark chocolates, mature cedar and dusty black cherries continue to evolve after the wine has left the mouth. Give it some time in the cellar for the tannins to settle, and I recommend decanting up to an hour before pouring. This will age well until its twentieth birthday. 48,000 bottles were produced. 2023-2034

Winemaker Notes

LADY MAY IS GLENELLY’S FLAGSHIP ESTATE WINE. THE 2014 BORDEAUX BLEND PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE PEDIGREE OF ITS LEGENDARY OWNER , MAY DE LENCQUESAING, BALANCED, REFINED AND MINERAL – ETCHED WITH UNDERLINING FRUIT POWER, ITS FRESH, STYLISH AND SUBTLE WITH DENSE AGE WORTHY TANNINS AND A LONG, TIGHT FINISH.

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