Klein Constantia, Vin de Constance 500ml 2000South Africa, Constantia
'Offers a lovely amber color, with blood orange, bitter almond, clove, green tea and dried persimmon notes backed by a noticeably spicy Muscat hint on the finish. More rustic and broader than the other vintages, and not quite as deep or long.' – James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, 90/100
'Runny caramel on the nose, and a lovely amber hue in the glass. Roasted nuts, musk, very lengthy black treacle finish and orange and quince fruit – the fruit is definitely past its first flush, though the wine is still very much alive.' – Richard Hemming MW, JancisRobinson.com, 17/20
'Richly viscous in the glass, with a burnt orange-gold hue, this wine exhibits youthfully fresh, floral muscat aromas, and exotically spicy confectionary flavours on the unctuously textured palate. These rich flavours are well balanced by brisk acidity, and an attractive bitter orange twist on the clean, persistent finish.' – Winemaker
Alc: 14.1% | RS: 141 g/L | TA: 7.1 g/L | PH: 3.75
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: 141 g/L | TA: 7.1 g/L | PH: 3.75|
|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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AG: Antonio Galloni of Vinous.com | AM: Allen Meadows of Burghound.com | CE: Christian Eedes of Winemag.co.za | DEC: Decanter | GS: Greg Sherwood MW | JS: James Suckling | JR: JancisRobinson.com | JD: Jeb Dunnuck | NM: Neal Martin of Vinous.com OM: Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show | PG: Platter's Guide | ST: Stephen Tanzer of Vinous.com | TA: Tim Atkin MW | VIN: Vinous.com | WA: Wine Advocate | WE: Wine Enthusiast | WM: Winemag.co.za Report | WS: Wine Spectator