Winemaker's Notes:Youthful in color with a dark, cardinal core unwinding into a bright and lively ruby rim. The 2013 Constantia Glen THREE bids an utterly complex collection of savoury flavors with some dark fruit and truffle that consume the senses at first glance. This focused vintage promises old world authenticity with its floral herb aromas of rosemary and fynbos along with an intriguing lace of cassis, currant and the most elegant of spices. The savory flavors illustrated on the nose follow flawlessly onto that first sip, where elegant, velvety tannins grip the palate in a vibrant intensity of flavour. This incredible richness and concentration of fine grain tannin is further echoed by an earthy minerality and the wine’s fresh, natural acidity that brings about a long, well-defined finish. This full bodied blend has great potential to well withstand the test of time and remain true to its terroir for at least another decade if stored under correct cellar conditions.
Pair with: Slow roasted shoulder of lamb with rosemary infused roasted vegetables and tomato jam, on a bed of buttered polenta. Crostini of thinly sliced prosciutto, cream cheese and rocket.
Blend: 59% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 16% Cabernet Franc.