Glass Collection Cabernet Franc 2018, Glenelly

£13.95 per bottle

About this wine

Glenelly Glass Collection Cabernet Franc displays a deep rich bright colour. The nose entices with its garrigue character of dried thyme, oregano and Cape Fynbos, with black cherry and pencil lead in the background. The palate is dominated by aromas of dark cherries, blueberries and graphite, which gives it great interest. The tannins are silky and the finish is long and smooth.

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Producer Glenelly
Category South Africa
Region Stellenbosch
Grape Cabernet Franc
Bottle Size 75cl
Vegetarian Yes
Vegan Yes

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