Constantia Glen FIVE 2018
The Constantia Glen FIVE is the flagship wine of the estate and is a classic Constantia blend of the five archetypal Bordeaux varieties. This vintage of FIVE is a carefully crafted blend of Cabernet Franc (30%), Cabernet Sauvignon (22%), Merlot (22%), Petit Verdot (16%) and Malbec (10%), matured for 19 months in 75% new and 25% second-fill 225 litre French oak barrels. Following barrel maturation, the wine only received a very light filtration before making its way into bottle on 21 January 2020. With no fining agents used during the production of this wine, a harmless sediment may occur during maturation in the bottle. On the nose, bright aromas of ripe blackcurrant, juicy plums and fragrant dried herbs. The palate has a dramatic entry as one consumes the concentrated dark fruit flavours that were evident on the nose, but the mid-palate displays fantastic balance between refinement and power. The textbook ripening conditions of the vintage combined with meticulous attention to extraction- and maturation methods in the cellar, have led to a compellingly structured wine with excellent freshness and depth. The delicious, fine-grain tannins provide a structured backbone and incredible mouth-coating texture. The wine comes across as tightly wound in its youth with enormous ageing potential. The ever present Constantia freshness provides for a long, lingering finish that will have you beckoning for another sip.
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