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Constantia Glen FIVE 2017

The Constantia Glen FIVE is the flagship wine of the estate and is a classic Constantia blend of the five archetypal Bordeaux varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon (32%), Merlot (24%), Cabernet Franc (17%), Malbec (10%) and Petit Verdot (17%). A cool maritime climate and strict crop control results in perfectly ripened grapes that are hand harvested, meticulously sorted and batch vinified. Matured for 18 months in French oak barrels (75% new and 25% second-fill) after-which the wine only received a very light filtration before being bottled. With no fining agents used during the production of this wine, a harmless sediment may occur during maturation in the bottle. This is truly a stunning vintage of the Constantia Glen FIVE, which will continue to age and develop beautifully in bottle for up to 15 years under ideal cellaring conditions. The wine displays bright aromas of ripe blackcurrant, juicy plums and fragrant dried herbs, underpinned by a multitude of savoury notes. Graphite, cedar and floral aromas start emerging from the glass, and finally once the whirling liquid comes to rest; the bouquet concludes with hints of violet, cassis and wild fynbos florae. On entry the palate offers 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.

Wine File
Producer:
Constantia Glen
Country:
South Africa
Region:
Coastal Region
Sub Region:
Cape Town
Style:
Red Wine
Primary Grape(s):
Cabernet Sauvignon , Merlot
Bottle Size:
75cl
Alcohol:
14.5%
Closure:
Natural Cork
Vegan:
Yes
Contains Sulphites:
Yes
Units Per Bottle:
10.9
£30.00

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