Sweets, Fortifieds & Whisky

Live Virtual Auction, 11 July 2021

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Session 1

Sold for

ZAR 5 863
Lot 52
  • Klein Constantia; Vin de Constance; 2006; 2 (1 x 2); 500ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 5 000 - 6 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 5 863

About this Item

2006 Vin de Constance
2 (1 x 2) 500ml

Described as one of the world’s most beautiful vineyards, the 146 hectares of Klein Constantia originally formed part of "Constantia", a vast property established in 1685 by Simon van der Stel, the first governor of the Cape. This particular valley was chosen not only for its beauty, but also for the decomposed granite soils on its slopes, gently cooled by ocean breezes. The property behind the iconic Vin de Constance has pedigree and provenance that stretches widely beyond sweet wine.

The re-creation of the legendary Constantia wine made in the 18th and 19th centuries, sought after by Napoleon, the aristocracy of Europe, King George IV and King Louis Philippe and praised by Charles Dickens, Jane Austen and Baudelaire!

Critics Ratings

‘This is gorgeous from the start, proffering sweet but precise tangerine, nectarine and clementine fruit flavors laced with date, orange blossom and green tea notes. Long and pure through the finish, with a lingering echo of bitter orange. The track record for this wine keeps getting better. Drink now through 2020.’ - James Molesworth, Winespectator.com, 95/100 (2012)

'Previewed last year, 2006 iconic dessert wine from unbotrytised muscat de Fontignan. 42 months oak (500L barrels, 20% new) melts into concentration of sweet mango, kumquat & glacé pineapple. Uncloyingly rich, courtesy tangy acidity. Stately successor to sleek & floral 2005 (4.5 stars).’ - Platter’s SA Wine Guide, 5* (2011)

Provenance

Private Client

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