Wednesday, March 06, 2019

MENU's Wine of the Week. Constantia Glen Five Bordeaux blend

The 2014 Constantia Glen Five, which we tasted on the farm this week, is at its peak and will continue to excite for much longer. Bolder, bigger than their Three, it is a blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec. 
It has the perfume of some violets and incense wood, a little wildness with the classic dark berry fruit.  Full and satisfying on the palate, loaded with ripe black cherries and cassis fruit, some dark chocolate and soft liquorice and is supported by good tannins and wood. It is very hard to stop imbibing ...
R 390  per bottle  or  R 2340  per 6-bottle case. Platter scores it 94 points or 4½ stars

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