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Tim Atkin MW 93 pts 2021
Appealingly approachable at just three years of age, this has aromas of rosemary and sage, assertive new wood, hints of balsam, blackcurrant leaf and tobacco leaf, granular tannins and an elegant, tapering finish. 2023-30
92 pts Vinous Nov 2021
The 2018 Five works much better than the Three on the nose, delivering vivid blackberry and raspberry fruit; cedar and eucalyptus scents emerge with time. The palate is medium-bodied with a liberal sprinkling of white pepper on the entry, good depth and grip, and curry powder and a touch of garam masala on the finish. Excellent.
A carefully crafted blend of 30% Cabernet Franc, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 16% Petit Verdot and 10% Malbec, 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. 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.