KNOWN as the “King of Red Grapes”, Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the world’s most famous and most loved red wine varieties, producing wines with complex aromas and an abundance of gorgeous concentrated flavours including blackberries, crème de cassis, black cherries, coffee, chocolate, mint, cedar wood, cigar box and more….
Glenelly invites you to celebrate #CabernetDay on Thursday, August 29, exploringthe delights of its 2016 Glass Collection Cabernet Sauvignon. With regards the actual date, it’s usually on the 30th, but in some circles, it’s pinned as the last Thursday before Labor Day in the US. Your choice; why not both?
Glenelly’s highly acclaimed Glass Collection Cabernet Sauvignon displays all the characteristics one expects from a Simonsberg Cabernet. Itabounds with fresh, ripe black currants and cherries interwoven with layers of mint, roasted coffee beans and classic cigar box notes, asubtle mélange of rolled tobacco leaves and cedar wood aromas. Naturally fermented and matured in French oak for 12 months, this wine is elegant and pure, with a great concentration of fruit on the palate perfectly supported by well-integrated wood and fine tannins. An excellent combination of power and finesse, a long, complex finish rounds this wine off in fine style.
Classically styled yet exhibiting prominent fruit flavours Glenelly’s Glass Collection Cabernet is stylishly packaged with its wide array of enticing aromas uniquely illustrated on the back label. Sophisticated yet approachable, the Glenelly Glass Collection Cabernet is also affordable, providing plenty of panache for the price. The Glass Collection Cabernet Sauvignon retails nationally between R105 and R115.
The Glass Collection range, which also includes an unoaked Chardonnay, a Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Franc, pays tribute to Glenelly’s grande dame, Madame de Lencquesaing’s life-long passion for glass and the many attributes beautiful glass shares with fine wine. Both are simple and inexpensive in origin and produced from the poorest soils. Both need heat to come to lifeand require the intervention of man to bemoulded into something of value, beauty and refinement.And, when combined, fine wine and elegant glass perfectly complement one another. Both these forms of art are on display at Glenelly Estate, with the cellar also home to Madame’s extensive glass collection, one the largest privately-owned collections in the world.