Case of Constantia Glen THREE
Dark fruit aromas, ripe blackcurrant and juicy black plums underpinned by a fragrance of dried herbs. Beyond the initial ripe fruit flavours, there is lovely savoury complexity and lingering notes of white pepper, graphite, and cedar. The final aroma is that of beautiful floral notes imparted by the Cabernet Franc in particular.
The dark fruit flavours and distinct savoury notes on the nose follow effortlessly onto that first sip where elegant, velvety tannins grip the palate in a vibrant intensity of flavour. The excellent richness and concentration of fine-grain tannins is further echoed by an earthy minerality, and the wine’s inherent freshness brings about a long, well-defined finish. This wine is poised, elegant and possesses old world authenticity with its delicate dried-herb notes that reign in the powerful fruit flavours. The wine comes across as tightly wound in its youth with incredible ageing potential.
Seared venison medallions with celeriac puree and red wine jus. Asparagus and mushroom risotto with fresh pecorino. Slow-roasted shoulder of lamb served with wild mushrooms and rocket. Salted lamb chops or duck-breast grilled to crispy perfection over vine coals.
Tim Atkin MW - 93 Points
SA Wine Index - Platinum
2019 Decanter - Silver
IWSC 2021 - 94 Points
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