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Constantia Glen Sauvignon Blanc 2019

$19.99

A captivating and complex offering with lingering notes of lemongrass and lime, reluctant to leave the glass. It takes a couple of swirls for the volatile primary aromas to blow off, but as they do, we begin to peel away at the many underlying layers of this intricate wine. Bold aromas of the more tropical spectrum, such as grapefruit and white peach, fill the next impression, but it is with patience that we are awarded the finer delicacies that have become synonymous with our fruit. This elegant wine will greet you with a final bouquet of blackcurrant, star anise and elderflower, as you prepare to take your first sip.

The concentrated aromatics carry effortlessly to the palate, where they integrate with a rich and textured mouthfeel. With its striking mineral edge and tantalizing acidity, the wine offers beautiful refreshment and poise. This Sauvignon Blanc remained on the fermentation lees in stainless steel tanks for 5 months prior to bottling. It has delicious weight and a long, lingering finish. Made in a classic style, exemplifying elegance, texture and freshness, this wine will benefit from a couple of years of ageing under ideal cellaring conditions.

Reviews:

4 ½ Stars 2020 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
Dryland vineyards, different elevations, staggered harvesting & 5 months on lees, all add to bone-dry 19 (93 pts), admirable complexity & style. Cool climate minerality, saline acidity, but also winter melon & papaya. Zesty yet satisfyingly round.

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