Top ratings for Constantia Glen wines from USAs Wine Advocate

Friday, 8 November, 2013
GC Communications
Constantia Glen has stood up to critical acclaim with excellent ratings for both red and white Bordeaux-style wines in a review published in the October edition of Robert Parker’s esteemed Wine Advocate in the USA.
In his review of South African wines, Wine Advocate’s Neal Martin awarded 92/100 points to the Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon blend, Constantia Glen TWO 2012, and 90 points to the Constantia Glen THREE 2010, a classic blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.

This is just a top-class Sauvignon blend,” is how Martin describes the barrel fermented Constantia Glen TWO 2012 with its “vivacious, almost shimmering bouquet with fresh lime, white peach and minerals”. Pronouncing the palate as “supremely well-balanced with the two varieties working in harmony” he maintains that the focused finish “will leave you wanting another sip.” This is a cool climate wine with excellent longevity and Martin believes it will continue to drink well until 2017.

Describing the Constantia Glen THREE 2010 as “almost exotic” with “a rich, extravagant bouquet that has immense volume”, and “very smooth and very polished with fine tannins,” he considers this a seductive, well-crafted wine. This cool climate red also has great ageing potential and Martin recommends drinking it from now until 2019.

Known for exceptional, award winning cool climate Bordeaux-style wines, Constantia Glen is open daily from 10h00 till 17h00 on week days and from 10h00 till 16h00 on Saturdays and Sundays. Look out for the Constantia Glen signs towards the top of Constantia Main road. Call 021 7956100 or e-mail Visit, Facebook or follow @ConstantiaGlen on Twitter. The GPS co-ordinates are S 34º 0’39.6” E 18º 24’30.6”.