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Constantia Glen Constantia Glen Sauvignon Blanc 2016 750ml 2016

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Constantia Glen Constantia Glen Sauvignon Blanc 2016 750ml 2016
$17.99

SKU 20484

750ml

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A Sauvignon Blanc with freshness and tropical flavours which are complimented by well integrated minerality. A Classic styled Sauvignon Blanc with great varietal character, impeccable balance and great length to finish it off.

Pairing:

Asparagus with pancetta and dill mayonnaise. Salmon tataki with a caper cream and crisp baguette. Veal wrapped in prosciutto served with homemade pasta and basil pesto.

Category White Wine
Varietal
Region South Africa, Constantia
Brand Constantia Glen
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
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Wine EnthusiastThe 2016 vintage was exceptionally hot and dry but this apparently played in Constantia Glen’s favour – less vegetative growth in the vineyard and smaller berries with more concentrated flavour. Including 5% unwooded Semillon, the nose displays subtle notes of white flowers, fynbos, fresh herbs, talcum powder, pear and white peach. The palate has a pleasant austerity about it – pure fruit and bright acidity before a bone-dry finish. Very classy.

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Wine SpectatorA piercing talc hint leads the way, followed by racy gooseberry, jicama and lemon zest notes. The long, taut finish has lovely tension, with a light whiff of shortbread at the very end. Drink now for the rapier feel, or cellar if you want the shortbread element to develop. Drink now through 2019. 670 cases imported.

James Molesworth, 2017

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