Constantia Glen, the acclaimed family owned boutique wine estate, has released the much anticipated 2018 vintage of the elegant THREE Bordeaux-style red blend.
Constantia Glen THREE 2018, a three-way blend of Merlot (55%), Cabernet Franc (26%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (19%), certainly delivers in terms of quality and finesse.
‘Juicy, glossy and red-fruited with some spicy oak, a green undertone and a nicely poised finish,’ is how UK Master of Wine Tim Atkin, who awarded the wine 92/100 in his 2021 South Africa Special Report, describes this classic Bordeaux blend.
The 2018 vintage also excelled on home turf with 94 points and a Top 10 ranking in the Prescient Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report 2021 convened annually by Winemag.co.za.
The 2018 vintage shows the round, velvety texture so typical of this wine, but also has excellent structure and power.
Dark fruit and distinct savoury notes are supported by elegant, velvety tannins. This is an opulent, full-bodied wine with vibrant intensity and inherent freshness.
“2018 was a fantastic vintage for red varieties at Constantia Glen. The vintage delivered extremely elegant and refined wines with great richness, texture, aromatic purity, and persistent, mouth-coating tannins,” says winemaker Justin van Wyk, who enjoys Constantia Glen THREE 2018 most with seared Springbok medallions or a shoulder of lamb roast.
Constantia Glen THREE 2018 is available at a cellar door price of R290.