Klein Constantia

Estate Red Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.152 ratings
9.18 pro ratings
Constantia, Coastal Region, Western Cape, South Africa
Petit Verdot, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Beef, Potato, Venison, White Rice, Pork, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Pasta, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Lamb, Baking Spices, Potato, Pasta, Exotic Spices, Chicken, Herbs, Turkey, White Rice, Hard Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Mushrooms, Beef, Onion, Soft Cheese, Duck, Pork, Beans & Peas, Tomato-Based
Top Notes For
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

8.9

First red wine after the four Sauvignon Blancs, this bottling use to be called the Marlbrook until the first vintage in 2011 under the Estate name. Deep ruby red with dark red berries on the nose, some spices, woody elements and a touch savory. Medium tannins (6.5/10) with a medium to medium plus body. Notes of black currants, twigs and earth. Medium plus to long finish. Drink till 2024.

Made up of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Shiraz, 14% Petit Verdot and 9% Malbec. Aged for 12 months in 50% new French oak.

First red wine after the four Sauvignon Blancs, this bottling use to be called the Marlbrook until the first vintage in 2011 under the Estate name. Deep ruby red with dark red berries on the nose, some spices, woody elements and a touch savory. Medium tannins (6.5/10) with a medium to medium plus body. Notes of black currants, twigs and earth. Medium plus to long finish. Drink till 2024.

Made up of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Shiraz, 14% Petit Verdot and 9% Malbec. Aged for 12 months in 50% new French oak.

Dec 17th, 2017
Christanna Honer

Great producer from top to bottom. Bold fruit, nice tarry backdrop, balanced medium plus palate with a lightly spiced finish.

Great producer from top to bottom. Bold fruit, nice tarry backdrop, balanced medium plus palate with a lightly spiced finish.

1 person found it helpfulOct 2nd, 2016
Lindy Lopez

Give your mouth a hug

Give your mouth a hug

1 person found it helpfulMay 9th, 2014
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

8.8

Varietals: 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Petit Verdot, and 13% Malbec.
Color: Crimson red.
Nose/Smell: Dark fruits, such as a little cassis and dark cherries.
Palate/Taste: Some cassis notes and other dark fruits. Moderate tannins (6.5/10) and moderate body. Moderate finish that is quite furry.
Opinion: Needs some time to allow the petit verdot to integrate more fully. Could increase in score but an 88 for now.

Varietals: 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Petit Verdot, and 13% Malbec.
Color: Crimson red.
Nose/Smell: Dark fruits, such as a little cassis and dark cherries.
Palate/Taste: Some cassis notes and other dark fruits. Moderate tannins (6.5/10) and moderate body. Moderate finish that is quite furry.
Opinion: Needs some time to allow the petit verdot to integrate more fully. Could increase in score but an 88 for now.

Dec 24th, 2015
Lilly-Gray Warren

Country Vitner

Country Vitner

Aug 19th, 2014
Ryan Mullins

Wow

Apr 4th, 2014
Stephen

👍

👍

Oct 9th, 2017
Stephen

Perfect wine while relaxing outside at Hazel before the Glass Animals show

Perfect wine while relaxing outside at Hazel before the Glass Animals show

Oct 8th, 2017
Greg Helmer

Aaahh aroma, smooth, rich and flavorful. Not over done just a pleasing vintage.

Aaahh aroma, smooth, rich and flavorful. Not over done just a pleasing vintage.

Jun 11th, 2017
Bob McDonald

From Constantia Valley near Capetown. 58% Cabernet 19% Syrah 14% Petit Verdot 9% Malbec and double oaked like Verglegen. Savoury and earthy. Medium- tannins and body. Have had better Cabernets from Stellenbosch.

From Constantia Valley near Capetown. 58% Cabernet 19% Syrah 14% Petit Verdot 9% Malbec and double oaked like Verglegen. Savoury and earthy. Medium- tannins and body. Have had better Cabernets from Stellenbosch.

May 30th, 2017