Live Auction, 14 September 2019

Sold for

R 17 070
Lot 329
Klein Constantia; Vin de Constance; 2000; 6 (1 x 6); 500ml

Lot Estimate
R 18 000 - 20 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 17 070

About this Item

Vin de Constance, 2000
6 (1 x 6) 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.
Klein Constantia and the 2000 vintage have a history of awards, including; a Platter’s 5 star, featuring in the French book ‘100 Legendary Wines’ and designated one of 25 Great Vineyards of the world by the American Wine & Spirits Journal.

Critics Ratings

Continually reclaiming the international renown its ancestor enjoyed 2 centuries back; from usually unbotrytised but superbly ripe muscat de F giving a long-lived, silkily textured wine with fine mineral acidity. Riveting old-gold-coloured 00 somewhat drier (141g/L), full, gorgeously complex panoply of a aromas/flavours (from muscatty grape to citrus, dried peach to marmalade), refined silky richness, balanced acidity. There some 2 yrs in used 500L French oak barrels, after ferment/time in tank. In specially made 500ml hand-blown-style-bottles. – Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2006, 5*

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 (2009)

 

Provenance

Private Client


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