Meticulous viticultural practices and dedication to quality in the cellar has led to this perfectly polished blend, carefully crafted from 67% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 13% Cabernet Sauvignon. It was matured in 40% new-, 40% second fill- and 20% third fill French oak barrels for 17 months. A light filtration prior to bottling, to further refine the rich tannin structure, gave us yet another vintage that shows the round, velvety texture that has become synonymous to the Constantia Glen THREE
As the wine first meets the senses, it bursts with elegant aromas of fynbos florae and savoury spice. This enduring bouquet is then further complimented by red berry and floral aromas of rosemary and violets when a single swirl allows these rich flavours to unfold. This focused wine expresses a hint of classic old world charm, wrapped in a lively lace of redcurrant and cassis.
The upfront savoury notes first demonstrated on the nose follow seamlessly onto the palate. Medium bodied and immensely smooth, this wine is packed with a rich concentration of fruit, yet offers velvety tannins that grip the palate in a vibrant intensity of flavour. An
incredible lushness brought about by fine grain tannins provide good texture and the style is further echoed by an earthy minerality and long finish.
4 ½ Stars 2018 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
Constantia Glen Three 14 bright & sappy blend merlot (67%), cab franc & cab. Debonair, polished styling achieved without sacrificing ripeness. Red fruit with a mocha nuance, well tailored into a plush dry tannin structure. Balanced & so tempting now, but greater rewards with time.