Selfie with Constantia Glen 5

A Bordeaux blend for whisky lovers from Constantia Glen. 2009 was the vintage of the millennium so far and this one is a curious blend: 40% Petit Verdot, then Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon (3%). The Big Five. The result is a wine with a fragrant Franc-driven nose and a herbal, savoury palate from Petit with serious tannins, well resolved. Not a hint of fruit sweetness. Cool, elegant restraint rather and an almost resin-like after taste that reminds of Islay whisky.

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A wine of character undoubtedly and a serious statement blend. Very French in style and classical. A style I expect to see again next week when I’m tasting at the Primeurs in Bordeaux.

prim Selfie with Constantia Glen 5