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Lot 29

Klein Constantia
Vin de Constance, 1991
2 (2 x 1) 500ml
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! Renowned for decades of aging potential, this 1991 was a firm favourite, even sampled by the world’s most famous near-teetotaller Nelson Mandela.

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One of the Cape’s few cult wines - justified as much as inherent individuality as its icon status with the British - UK visitors to the Cape can be identified by the number of cases of Constance in their luggage. “ – Platter's SA Wine Guide 1996, 5*

Part of a wine legitimately taking on icon status is that it should impress most times it is drunk and the Vin de Constance 1991 from Klein Constantia didn’t disappoint yesterday. Deep brown in colour, it nevertheless had fantastic aromatics and flavour – dried flowers, mint humbug, caramel, mushroom, a certain loaminess. Intricate and wonderfully balanced – nothing obvious or aggressive about it. A special treat.’ – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za 95/100 (2014)


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Estimate: R 12 000 - 14 000 

Sold for R 16 000
Which is R 18 208 incl Buyer's Premium and VAT


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