Constantia GlenFive 2020Product code: 16112
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Constantia Glen Five is an exquisite blend of five Bordeaux grapes from Constantia Glen winery, located in South Africa's oldest wine-producing region. This rich, full-bodied wine mesmerises with its deep ruby hue and powerful flavours. An aromatic amalgamation of blackcurrant, plum, and cedar envelopes the senses, brilliantly balanced by fine-grained tannins and seamlessly smooth texture. Touches of graphite and wild herbs add to its complexity. The finish is impressively long, ensuring a lingering aftertaste of this luxurious expression of the terroir. Enjoy Constantia Glen Five for a unique, incredibly satisfying wine experience.
Youthful in colour with a very dark magenta core unwinding into a bright and lively garnet rim. Bright aromas of ripe blackcurrant, juicy plums and fragrant dried herbs. This first impression is underpinned by a multitude of savoury notes that demand further exploration. 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. 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
About the Winery
Nestled in the verdant heart of South Africa's Constantia Valley, Constantia Glen winery is a breathtaking haven for those who have a refined palate for exceptional wines and a discerning eye for spectacular scenery. The winery's pristine 60-hectare property is notably encased by majestic mountains, offering an imposing but awe-inspiring natural backdrop that mirrors the robust magnificence of their exceptional wines.
Gifted with a unique terroir, a cool climate, and an extended ripening season, Constantia Glen cajoles the fruits of its fertile land into producing unparalleled varieties of red and white wines. Their vineyards artfully clamber across slow sloping inclines, kissed by the sun and brushed by the wind. Together, these factors yield fruits brimming with flavour and intensity, leading to the creation of wines renowned for their elegance, complexity and balance.
The winery is perhaps best known for its Bordeaux style blends, and indeed, their award-winning range - the “CONSTANTIA GLEN FIVE” and “CONSTANTIA GLEN THREE” are testament to their craft. Composed of five and three of Bordeaux's noble grape varieties respectively, these blends exude an exquisite combination of flavours that leave a memorable imprint on the palate.
In addition to its phenomenal wines, the winery's visitors are treated to a symphony of culinary experiences. The tasting room menu tempts with mouth-watering platters, aromatic artisanal cheeses, charcuterie, rich patés and fresh oysters. Combined with generous hospitality and breathtaking vistas, Constantia Glen effortlessly merges sensory indulgence with soulful tranquillity.
Of, course the winery's commitment to sustainability should not be forgotten. Following a holistic approach, they implement sustainable farming practices to preserve their beautiful ecosystem and ensure the continued quality of their wines.
Captivating in every sense, Constantia Glen converges beauty, flavour, heritage, and sustainability into a memorable vinous experience that serves as a testament to South Africa's ever-evolving wine industry. Through every sip, every sight and every scent – it beckons you into a world where wine is not just a drink, but a form of exquisite lifestyle.