KLEIN CONSTANTIA 'Vin de Constance' 2015 HALF LITRE
Dessert Wine | South Africa | Constantia | 50cl
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Closure Type: Cork
Country: South Africa
Wine Style: Sweet
Just 30,000 50cl bottles of Vin de Constance are made each year, made solely from the raisins of Muscat grapes which are matured in a mixture of French and Hungarian oak as well as a touch of Accacia for 3 years before bottling. The result is a bright lemon colour and explosive aromatic of ripe citrus, grapes, rosewater and tangerine peel. With air, notes of vanilla, cinnamon and dried flowers also come through. On the palate the sweetness of sugar is matched by notes of poached pear and sultana.This wine finishes with notes of orange and lemon blossom, sweet spices, and a tingling acidity. This is superb already, but will evolve and improve with time. This wine was bottled under NDtech corks, a natural cork that has been tested to ensure any cork taint is below the detection threshold. Even better than the 2014 release the 2015 is one of the greatest ever vintages of this iconic sticky. More Barsac than Sauternes in terms of weight, it’s fresh and refined, a bit like the 2012, with citrus and orange zest balancing the sugar. The oak is perfectly judged, the length and freshness things of wonder. 2019-30. Score: 98 Tim Atkin MW.