The cool coastal climate and strict crop control create perfectly ripe grapes that are hand-cleaned,
carefully sorted and vinified.
This wine excels in a truly full body smoky taste with a hint of fruit for which it is admired
by many proffesionals and wine lovers.
The palate is rich and concentrated with the dark fruit flavours that were evident on the nose, but the mid-palate displays fantastic balance and finesse.
This exceptionally cool vintage has delivered a wine that is very elegant, but it remains a compellingly structured wine with excellent freshness and depth.
The delicious, fine-grain tannins provide mouth-coating texture and excellent length. The wine comes across as tightly wound in its youth with incredible ageing potential. The typical Constantia freshness provides for a long, delicious finish that will have you beckoning for another sip.
A carefully crafted blend of 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc 17%, Petit Verdot and 10% Malbec,
matured for 18 months in 75% new and 25% second-fill French oak (225L) barrels.
Following barrel maturation, the wine only received a very light filtration before making its way into bottle. This is truly a stunning vintage of the Constantia Glen FIVE, which we hope will continue to age and develop beautifully in bottle, and it should easily do so for 12 to 15 years under ideal cellaring conditions.