High up in the Constantia Hills winemaker Justin van Wyk quietly makes magic wine that is always a thrill to savour. One of the best he makes is the one they call Constantia Glen Three. The much anticipated Constantia Glen THREE 2018 has just been released and it is a cracker. This 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 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. I couldn’t agree more
Constantia Glen THREE 2018 is available at a cellar door price of R290. For online purchases visit https://www.constantiaglen.com/order-wine/