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4 ½ Stars 2018 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
Succulent mélange of sauvignon & 30% semillon. Latter variety & full oak treatment (25% new) give subtle silk-textured support to delicate lanolin, starfruit & elderflower flavours on 16.
This wine is strikingly clear with an intriguing pale gold colour tinged with lime green.
Restrained and elegant with delicate aromas of grapefruit, green fig and orange blossom, the floral perfume delineating towards elderflower and herbs. The wine is tight in its youth, but shows absolute fruit purity and zest, which with time will integrate and develop into a
charmingly refined wine.
This vintage of the Constantia Glen TWO shows incredible intensity, fruit concentration and depth, but remains poised and elegant. The wine has a bright acidity that is perfectly balanced a mouth-coating texture on the palate, brought about by maturation in 600 litre barrels. The 30% Sémillon adds weight and richness to balance the fresh natural acidity of the Sauvignon blanc making this a truly harmonious blend with an intriguing saline quality that lingers well onto your next sip. This classic Constantia White will further develop in the bottle and gain even more complexity with maturation for up to 10 years under ideal cellaring conditions.
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