The warm summer of 2017 resulted ripe, black fruit flavours in the Cabernet Sauvignon, like black currant and ripe cherries, followed by layers of tobacco leaf, cinnamon and cedar wood on the nose. The wine is full bodied on the palate with black fruit, firm tannin and a fresh acidity. The fruit and cigar box carries through with good flavour concentration on the palate that is backed by firm tannins, and leaves a long elegant finish. The wine shows great fruit in its youth, but will definitely benefit from some ageing.
Zucchini Gratin with Tomato Confit or Honey Balsamic Lamb Chops served with roast vegetables.
Groot Constantia is South Africa's oldest estate and one of South Africa's most visited tourist attractions. In 1685 Cape Governor Simon van der Stel built a farm on Table Mountain, which he named Constantia. Groot Constantia received world acclaim from Napoleon, Bismarck and King Louis Philippe of France who was the biggest single buyer of Groot Constantia wines. They had to sell to the Cape government after phylloxera ravaged the vineyards. Now, the total estate covers 165 hectares of which 87 hectares are planted, at a height of 60 - 280 metres above sea level. The climate is generally cool resulting in complex and balanced wines.
Platter Awards 4.5*Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, 2016: SilverInternational Wine & Spirit Competition, 2015: Silver Ernie Els Wines has created something truly spectacular with their Bordeaux-style blend, the Signature. The 2012 edition really shines...
Boasting a Gran D'Or at the Michelangelo Awards 2016, a double platinum from the National Wine Challenge, counted as one of the top 100 wines in SA for 2016 and a gold...
Old Mutual Trophy Bronze, 4.5 John Platter Stars The wine shows classic examples of a Bordeaux styled wine grown in South Africa, although less powerful and forward than other recent...