Vin de Constance
Klein Constantia

Vin de Constance, 2018


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2018

3x1.5L

DP

£506.42



Klein Constantia, Vin de Constance, 2018

2018

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

Klein Constantia, Vin de Constance, 2018
ABV:
14%
98/100
Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux

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.
Date Reviewed:
10/2021
96/100
Neal Martin, Vinous

The 2018 Vin de Constance was picked over 60 days, the second most prolonged picking since the maiden 1986 vintage. It was lightly pressed into 500-liter barrels for alcoholic fermentation, which can take up to six months, then matured on the gross lees in 60% new oak and acacia barrels. This vintage contains 172g/L residual sugar and 6.2g/L total acidity. It presents a vibrant, effervescent bouquet of freshly sliced grapefruit, fresh fig and citrus fruit, all penetrating, vivacious and tensile. The palate is beautifully balanced with a fine bead of acidity, impressive weight and notes of grapefruit and orange zest plus hints of stem ginger. The spiciness is accentuated toward the finish. Another outstanding Vin de Constance courtesy of winemaker Matt Day.
Date Reviewed:
11/2021

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country:
South Africa

region:
Constantia

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Allergen Information:
This product may contain sulphites. Full allergen information is available upon request, please call our Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)20 7484 6430.


Klein Constantia

Klein Constantia

With the young, affable Matt Day at the helm since 2012, quality at this historic estate has steadily improved, thanks to a revamp of the winery itself and tweaks in the winemaking process that have brought clarity and definition to the wines. In Matt’s words, “my aim is to make steady incremental improvements. I want us to compete with the best of the best.” Well, we think he’s achieved that and the critics have jumped on board too.

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