Klein Constantia 'Vin de Constance' 2019
Single bottle price: £57.50
Mix any 6 bottles price: £54.63
Mix any 12 bottles price: £51.75
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The number of 97 point + press reviews for this wine left us wondering if we should bother writing a tasting note. But choosing not to seems lazy. And it's an opportunity to re-taste this outstanding wine, of course. Quite simply, it's as good as it gets. This is an assault of honey, marmalade, apricot and vanilla. Rich and luscious but fresh and vervey. An extraordinary, complex wine - like drinking nectar.
A gorgeous wine, texturally brilliant with such intensity while not being overpowering or too much. The overall feeling is so satin-like, smooth and intense with layers of wild honey, orange blossom, caramel, pear, white peach and a delicate smokiness. The aromas alone are enough to get your excited about this wine. A density of sweetness settles at the back of the throat reminding you that this is a sweet wine as there’s so much freshness and life to it. Everything in balance and in its place. Exceptional. Drink now to enjoy the youth or wait for further evolution". 98 points
James Sucking: "Extraordinary aromas of white peaches, apricots, vanilla and flowers. Full-bodied and very sweet with so much sweet and dried fruit, such as apricots and tangerines, yet it maintains citrusy freshness and texture, with a long, very sweet finish. Always energetic and vivid. Great length to this. Goes on for minutes. It’s a sweet wine to drink when young, to marvel over the intensity and verve, yet also one to age for decades. Drink or hold" 98 points
Jane Anson: "The most gorgeous mix of straw, powerful citrus, apricot, fresh juicy white pear and peach, tons of stone fruits and spice, graphite and smoke. As ever this is both subtle and overpowering, managing push and pull and so so good - both lusciously sweet and a breath of fresh air running through your palate. As I say every time I drink Vin de Constance, if every sweet wine tasted like this, there would be no sales crisis in the category. Drink now, or allow the flavours to deepen further over the next decade" 98 points
One of the most beautiful and historic estates in the wine world, Klein Constantia, as its name suggests, lies in the picturesque region of Constantia on the peninsula south of nearby Cape Town.
Its legendary Vin de Constance, a natural sweet wine made from muscat de Frontignan grapes, was prized internationally as long ago as the 1800s.
|Wine Style:||Rich Sweet Wines|