Lady May is Glenelly’s Flagship Estate Wine, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Merlot. 2011 Lady May aptly shows more of its feminine side compared to the brooding 2010. A shade lighter in colour, the nose is more open with red rather than black fruits. Tea leaf, roast beef and thyme notes contrast the intense raspberry mélange. The palate offers no less character, with powerful chewy tannins and a silky savoury finish. Seamless oak (from its 24 month ageing) gives a hint of spice and support for the medium to full-body. This impressive 2011 will be ready sooner than the 2010, but will also age well for a decade.
eRobertParker.com; 92 points
Tim Atkin; 95 points