Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Constantia Glen wins Decanter Trophy for best SA Bordeaux red

Constantia Glen wins Decanter Trophy for best SA Bordeaux red

Constantia Glen THREE 2009

Constantia Glen has swept the board in London as the Regional Trophy winner for the best South African Bordeaux red over £15 and two Gold medals at the prestigious Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 as well as breaking the venerable 90 point barrier with two wines in Tim Atkin’s 2013 SA Wine Report.

The graceful Constantia Glen THREE 2009, a full-bodied blend of three classic Bordeaux varietals, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, clinched the Decanter Trophy and a gold medal. The second Decanter gold medallist, is the Constantia Glen TWO 2011, which made its debut last year as the first wooded Bordeaux-style white wine for this esteemed boutique wine estate.

Respected wine commentator Tim Atkin gave both the Constantia Glen Sauvignon Blanc 2012 and the much anticipated flagship Bordeaux-style red, Constantia Glen FIVE 2009, which will only be released later this year or early in 2014, a 91 point rating in his SA Wine Report. Atkin, an award-winning wine writer and Master of Wine, is known for his special reports focusing on prominent wine regions throughout the world.  

Known for exceptional, award winning cool climate Sauvignon Blanc and Bordeaux-style reds, 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”.