Sauvignon Blanc taste-off

Sauvignon Blanc is South Africa’s fifth most planted variety, area under vineyard having increased from 8 406ha in 2006 to 9 246ha in 2016. It remains extremely popular and just about every producer makes a competent version of it although it could be argued that the category is now so uniform as to be monotonous. […]

January 4, 2018
by Christian
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Constantia Glen Sauvignon Blanc 2016

While you can get excellent entry-level Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc at the same price is usually pretty bland stuff and if you want some excitement from the latter variety you have to be prepared to drop some cash. The Constantia Glen 2016 is R150 a bottle but is well worth the money. The 2016 vintage […]

December 14, 2016
by Christian
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Constantia Glen Two 2013 – 2015

Last week, Constantia Glen winemaker Justin van Wyk presented a vertical tasting of the 2013 through 2015 vintages of his Sauv-Sem blend reminding those in attendance just what a fabulous wine this is. The 2013 rated 4½ Stars in the 2014 RisCura White Hot Wine Awards 2014 (before the switch to the 100-point quality scale), […]

October 4, 2016
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RisCura White Hot Wine Awards 2015 results

Results of the third annual RisCura White Hot Wine Awards are now out. This involved putting together a line-up of 30 Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon blends from 21 South African producers, either currently available or soon to be released, and then undertaking a blind tasting. The 2011 vintage from renowned Pessac-Léognan producer Domaine de Chevalier was included […]

September 2, 2015
by Christian
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Constantia Glen Two 2013

Three vintages of the Bordeaux-style red blend Constantia Glen Five to date – 2007, 2008 and 2009 – and although all have been rated 4½ Stars in Platter’s, a vertical tasting yesterday revealed a distinct improvement in quality year on year. The 2009 has just been released and my thoughts are as follows: Constantia Glen […]

March 21, 2014
by Christian
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Constantia Glen Two 2012

How to keep adults and children amused over school holidays? The Cape Point Vineyards picnic venue was closed yesterday (eh?) and those at both Buitenverwachting and Eagles’ Nest fully booked so a relief to discover that Constantia Glen could accommodate us. The tasting room has recently undergone a significant upgrade, interior designer Graham Viney combining […]

December 18, 2013
by Christian
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Constantia Glen Sauvignon Blanc 2012

When is a blend a blend and when is it a single-variety wine? The 2011 Bordeaux-style white from Constantia Glen (called “Two”) is a 60:40 Sauvignon-Semillon combo while the property’s straight Sauvignon typically also includes a small portion of Semillon, 10% in the case of the newly released 2012. Seems to me that less is […]

February 21, 2013
by Christian
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Constantia Glen Two 2011

I’m a big fan of the straight Sauvignon Blanc from Constantia Glen (see here) but I found the maiden release Bordeaux-style white blend slightly disappointing. Consisting of 60% Sauvignon Blanc and 40% Semillon, the individual components were fermented and matured for six months in a combination of new, second- and third-fill 600-litre barrels. Quite neutral […]

October 27, 2012
by Christian
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