The flagship red of this family owned boutique wine estate has been named the world’s best blended red wine at the 2019 International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC).
The 2015 vintage red wine scored a whopping 96 points out of 100, qualifying as the best of the best and overall winner of the international red blends category.
This is Constantia Glen Five’s second major international accolade this year after being awarded Platinum and 97 points in London’s equally esteemed Decanter World Wine Awards.
“It is fantastic to get this sort of recognition for our flagship red wine. We firmly believe that our small pocket of land below Constantia Nek offers ideal growing conditions for the Bordeaux varieties,” says Constantia Glen winemaker, Justin van Wyk.
The IWSC judging panel describe the 2015 vintage wine as brimming with “fragrant fruits of the forest on the nose, and spiced blackberries with vanilla custard making a delicious statement on the intense palate.”
It was one of four South African IWSC trophy winners. The other three winners are;
- The Waitrose Shiraz, which won a trophy for best shiraz
- The Stellenrust Barrel fermented (Stellenbosch Manor) 2018 took the top honour for the best chenin blanc
- Kanonkop Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 won the coveted Warren Winiarski trophy for best Cabernet Sauvignon
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