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2009 Glenelly Lady May Cabernet Sauvignon, Stellenbosch, South Africa

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Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $45   From: $43   To: $60

Score: 90   When to drink: 2012 to 2020
The Wine-Searcher score of 90/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Critic Score When to drink
92/100 (9 notes from 6 users )    
16/20   2014 to 2019
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Price History for 2009 Glenelly Lady May Cabernet Sauvignon, Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Grape Variety

Cabernet – Petit Verdot is a blend of two red Bordeaux grape varieties. Most of these wines would fall under the Bordeaux blend classification, but there has been renewed interest in the inky-dark Petit Verdot, with winemakers looking to express the nuances of that grape, augmented by the better-known Cabernet Sauvignon and, to a lesser extent, Cabernet Franc.

Interestingly, the blend is rarely used in France, where both va ...more

  • Stellenbosch is perhaps the most famous wine-producing region in South Africa. The town, in Western Cape's Coastal Region, is steeped in history and is home to the country’s best-known wine estates. Cabernet Sauvignon is the region’s most widely planted grape variety, and is often combined with Merlot to create Bordeaux Blend wines.

    Stellenbosch is just 25 miles (40km) east of Cape Town. Simonsberg Mountain in the north separates it from Paarl, while the Hottentot Hollands Mountain range on the eastern side separates it from Walker Bay. False Bay lies roughly 12 miles (20km) to the south. ...more

  • The Coastal Region is a significant wine-producing area in the Western Cape that forms the heart of the South African wine industry. Stretching from Darling in the north to Cape Point and Constantia in the south, and to Stellenbosch and Paarl in the east, it accounts for nearly half of all the area under vine in South Africa.


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