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Lot 355

Klein Constantia
Vin de Constance, 1999
6 (1 x 6) 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!Klein Constantia and the 1999 vintage have a history of awards, including; 92 points from Wine Spectator, featuring in the World of Fine Wine in 2004 and trophy at the  Classic Wine Trophy Show in 2004.

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Confirming anew the international status its ancestor enjoyed 2 centuries back, & fortunately soon in greater quantities as new plantings of Muscat de F come into production. Frequent (5*) over the yrs. Usually no botrytis, just healthy ripeness taken to a superb extreme, to give a silkily textured wine, with fine mineral acidity. Raisiny luxuriance of 99 also evokes dried apricot, marmalade, shot through with thrilling acid; fine lingering farewell. 14.5%; 183g/L sugar.’ – Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2005, 4.5*

Vanilla pod, mixed peel, spiced oranges, cloves, raisins, thick and gloopy but with a whistlingly fresh finish from the acidity that keeps magnificent balance. The orange character is really pure on the palate, like tangerine slices – tangy and freshly-peeled.’ Richard Hemming MW, JancisRobinson.com  17.5/20 (2009)


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Estimate: R 18 000 - 20 000 

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