2009 Glenelly "Glass Collection" Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch (Previously $18)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2009 The Glass Collection Cabernet Sauvignon is matured for 12 months in oak with racking every four. It has a lifted, slightly “briny” bouquet with good definition. The palate is full-bodied with firm tannins, a grainy texture with a dry, quite austere tobacco-laced finish. Showing impressive grip and persistence, I suggest leaving this for another 12 months in bottle.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Medium ruby. Precise aromas of blackberry, bitter chocolate and violet, with a touch of reduction. Juicy, tight and a bit ungiving today, with firm acidity keeping the medicinal black fruit flavors under wraps. This classically dry, vibrant wine will need at least a few years to gain in pliancy and plushness, but it has the structure to support aging.