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Lot 374

Klein Constantia
Vin de Constance, 1988
1 (1 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!The property was restored in 1983, with the 1988 vintage being the third to be bottled under the resurrected ‘Vin de Constance’ name. This was produced by legend winemaker Ross Gower and today it’s a rare and fully mature VDC. This wine was re-corked at Klein Constantia under supervision, assuring providence, quality and long life.

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Hugely complex on nose with Muscat fragrance, spice, white mushroom and some nuttiness, while the palate showed great focus and freshness. In terms of flavour, an almost peppery intensity before a long, saline finish.’ – Christian Eedes, 18/20 (2011)

The 1988 Vin de Constance has a deep nutty color. The nose is fully mature but beautifully defined with lifted Muscat notes augmented by hazelnut, marmalade and a touch of mint. The palate is medium-bodied with a bright, citric entry with hints of rosewater, quince, orange zest and dried apricot. It is very focused and full of tension on the finish although to be honest, I cannot envisage it improving further and I would gladly drink any bottles I had sooner rather than later.’ Neal Martin, Wine Advocate 88/100 (2013

Private Client

Estimate: R 15 000 - 20 000 

Sold for R 12 000
Which is R 13 656 incl Buyer's Premium and VAT

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