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Klein Constantia; Vin de Constance; 1991; 2 (2 x 1); 500ml
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Lot 29

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

Sold for R 16 000
Including Buyer's Premium and VAT R 18 208

Estimate R 12 000 - 14 000


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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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