2018 Constantia Glen, Three, Constantia, South Africa

2018 Constantia Glen, Three, Constantia, South Africa

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2018 Constantia Glen, Three, Constantia, South Africa

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The 2018 Three offers ripe brambly black fruit on the nose; touches of licorice and even a hint of dried honey develop with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly dry tannins on the entry and flavors of spicy red berry fruit mixed with pain d'épice and clove. This needs a little delineation on the finish but feels reassuringly long. Fine.

Drink 2022 - 2032

Neal Martin, vinous.com (Nov 2021)

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Neal Martin, Vinous90/100

The 2018 Three offers ripe brambly black fruit on the nose; touches of licorice and even a hint of dried honey develop with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly dry tannins on the entry and flavors of spicy red berry fruit mixed with pain d'épice and clove. This needs a little delineation on the finish but feels reassuringly long. Fine.

Drink 2022 - 2032

Neal Martin, vinous.com (Nov 2021) Read more

About this WINE

Constantia Glen

Constantia Glen

Constantia Glen is the newest of the eight wineries which have established themselves in the enclave of Constantia in South Africa, close to Cape Town itself. A landscape with a rich viticultural history, it is widely regarded as one of the country’s finest natural areas in which to produce premium wine.

Although the region is more commonly known for its white varietals, Constantia Glen’s unique position – lying between a gap in the mountains – allows red grapes to mature perfectly here as they bask in an additional one and a half hours’ sunlight every day. As such, Constantia Glen has made a name for its elegant, complex and beautifully balanced Bordeaux blends, wines which show exceptional value for money.

The red wines are based on the traditional Bordeaux grapes. The “Three” uses Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot; while the “Five” has the addition of Malbec and Petit Verdot.

The reds are joined by two whites: a refreshing, crisp and classically proportioned Sauvignon Blanc and an energetic blend, the “Two”, which is made predominantly with Sauvignon Blanc (as one of the most aromatically pure examples in the country), with a touch of Sémillon to enhance its many layers.

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Constantia

Constantia

The historically important if tiny wine district of Constantia lies in Cape Town’s southern wards, and on the most southerly point of Africa, the Cape of Good Hope.

Constantia is most famous for its ancient dessert wine Vin de Constance (made from Muscat de Frontignan)  as produced by Klein Constantia estate.

The cooling, south-easterly sea breezes make Constantia a natural site for Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon as well as Muscat.

The district is home to a mere 8 wine estates, including Klein Constantia, Groot Constantia, Buitervenwachting, Constantia Uitsig, Eagles' Nest, Steenberg, Constantia Glen

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