Homerun for all four Contantia Glen wines in 2020 Atkin Report
Constantia Glen continues to bowl over overseas wine critics with all four signature Bordeaux-style wines breaking the venerable 90 point barrier in the highly respected Tim Atkin South Africa 2020 Special Report.
Top scorer in the Constantia Glen camp with 94/100, is the flagship red, Constantia Glen FIVE 2016. This refined, yet powerful blend was crafted from Constantia Glen’s dryland vines of all five classic Bordeaux red grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon (30%) Cabernet Franc (29%), Merlot (23%), Petit Verdot (12%) and Malbec (6%). The result is an accomplished wine of great complexity, defined by a vibrant core of dark fruit. Atkin describes the wine as “long, complex and a candidate for the cellar” also commenting that “Constantia Glen are making some of the best red wines in this historic region at the moment.”
The Constantia Glen wines applauded with 93 points are the estate’s second signature red blend, Constantia Glen Three 2017, and the acclaimed white blend, Constantia Glen Two 2019. Referring to the THREE as “one of the better Constantia reds” Atkin describes the wine as “very much a cool climate style with cassis and capsicum flavours, fine tannins and subtle 25% new wood.”
His take on the TWO, a refined blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, is “subtle, scented and elegant with pink grapefruit and vanilla pod flavours, racy acidity and deftly integrated leesy weight”.
The “sappy, fresh and crisp” Constantia Glen Sauvignon Blanc 2019 was awarded a rating of 90 points.
Atkin, a British Master of Wine and accomplished wine commentator with over 30 years’ experience, has extensive knowledge when it comes to South African wines. He tasted over 1,381 local wines for his 2020 report, now in its eighth year and his most comprehensive to date. The wines are rated according to the international 100-point system.
These acclaimed Constantia Glen wines are all available directly from the estate, as well as fine dining restaurants and boutique wine shops. Visit https://timatkin.com/ to purchase your report.
In keeping with Alert Level 2 regulations, the Constantia Glen tasting room is open from Mondays to Thursdays between 10h00 and 17h00, Fridays and Sundays 10h00 until 18h00 and Saturdays 10h00 until 20h00. Booking via http://www.constantiaglen.com is highly recommended to avoid disappointment. For online wine purchases visit https://www.constantiaglen.com/order-wine/ for delivery to your door.