The history of the vine in South Africa can be traced to 1655, when Jan van Riebeeck of the Dutch East India Company founded Cape Town and established its first vineyard.
Raats Red Jasper Stellenbosch, South Africa 2015
The 2015 is a true gem: exceptionally intense and complex on the nose with blackberry, black cherry and bramble in abundance and subtle hints of forest floor, dark chocolate, aniseed and spicy tobacco. The walk in the Black Forest continues with blue –and blackberry dancing on a tight rope with focus and concentration, following through onto a perfectly balanced, fine-grained, velvety palate. The finish lingers with hints of fresh mint, cinnamon and perfume. Complex and structured, a true iron fist in a silky glove.This wine will pair well with roast beef, beef carbonnade, plainly grilled, lazy-aged sirloin or rib-eye, ostrich and venison dishes.
Blend: 48% Cabernet Franc, 36% Malbec, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot
92 pts. Robert Parker
Glenelly Estate Reserve Red Blend Stellenbosch, South Africa 2011
Glenelly Estate Reserve is the estate's signature red blend. It exhibits great intensity and complexity, with fine grained tannins that are firm yet elegant. The rich, savory character of Shiraz is enhanced by lush, concentrated flavors of blackberry, cherry and cassis, supported by floral tones and notes of tobacco and spice.Blend: 40% Shiraz, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot
92 pts. Wine Spectator
Glenelly "Glass Collector", Cabernet Sauvignon, Stellenbosch, South Africa 2016
This classic cabernet sauvignon is crafted from various blocks of vines on the estate, giving it complexity and balance. Youthful, leafy and very pure, with blackcurrant pastille fruit, tangy acidity and the fine tannins that are the hallmark of the glass collection wines.
Braai Cabernet Sauvignon South Africa 2018
The earliest archaeological evidence of barbecue (Braai in Afrikaans) is found in South Africa. The essence of a Braai is captured in this bold Cabernet blend, which displays aromas and flavours of dark berries, earth and smoke – the ideal complement to a wide range of bbq-friendly flavours. A blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot.