Constantia, blind

The final lap of blind tasting for Neil Pendock’s Winelands Guide 2013 kicked off at the upper cellar tasting room at Groot Constantia (below) this afternoon. After blind tasting nine Constantia Sauvignon Blancs, we couldn’t believe not a single one was included in the FNB Top Ten. The Klein Constantia Perdeblokke 2010 is totally amazing while the 2012s from KC, Buitenverwachting, Constantia Glen, and Groot Constantia are thrilling. Did subtlety play second fiddle to strident green peppers?

20120903 182739 Constantia, blind

Eagle’s Nest impressed in the red department while the Uitsig Semillon 2011 is as good as it gets.