Klein Constantia, Vin de Constance 750ml 2007South Africa, Constantia
'Although I have tasted the 2007 Vin de Constance on several occasions, this was the first time professionally. It has an explosive bouquet that sprints out of the blocks with a more effervescent, vivacious personality than the 2008. Citrus lemon, Seville orange marmalade, touches of mandarin and a dash of spice all vie for attention. The aromatics are more Sauternes-like than the 2008. The palate is very well-balanced with a viscous opening, a keen thread of acidity and a bewitching sense of poise and focus. This is probably the finest Vin de Constance to date as it fans out marvellously on the multi-layered finish. This is a startling, world-class wine that gives Yquem a run for its money.' – Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, 97/100
'Gorgeous, featuring a core of creamed peach, persimmon, maple and nectarine notes inlaid with flashes of green tea, dried papaya and mango. Lush and refined, with accents of blood orange and mouthwatering spice echoing on the finish. Muscat de Frontignan.' – James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, 95/100
'100% Muscat de Frontignan. Winemaker: Adam Mason/Matthew Day, age 27. Lovely golden apricot colour. Spicy reduced apricots and grapey too. Fabulously rich and intense and long. Complex already but will clearly become more so.' – Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com, 18/20
'Burnished copper in colour with alluring, exotic aromas of Turkish Delight intermingle with fragrant honeysuckle, citrus peel and clove spiciness. Unctuously sweet, deeply complex and concentrated tropical and Seville orange marmalade flavours are lifted by a fine acid thread to a satisfyingly long, delicious and lipsmackingly vibrant finish.' – Winemaker
Alc: 14% | RS: 177 g/L | TA: 8.3 g/L | PH: 3.5
About Klein Constantia:
Klein Constantia, which dates back to 1685, has been described as one of the world’s most beautiful wine estates. The 146-hectare estate, situated in Constantiaberg, is known for its natural sweet wines, Vin de Constance. The vines are planted on the slopes overlooking False Bay, and experience a cool climate.
|Technical analysis||RS: 177 g/L | TA: 8.3 g/L | PH: 3.5|
|Variety||Muscat de Frontignan|
|Blend information||100% Muscat de Frontignan|
|Drink to||Drink or cellar|
|Producer information||Klein Constantia, which dates back to 1685, has been described as one of the world's most beautiful wine estates. The 146-hectare estate, situated in Constantiaberg, is known for its natural sweet wines, Vin de Constance. The vines are planted on the slopes overlooking False Bay, and experience a cool climate.|
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