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Lot 95

Klein Constantia
Vin de Constance, 1998
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 recommended by some of France’s most famous gourmands, Brillat-Savarin and Dumas. Renowned for decades of aging potential, the 1998 is a superb vintage with US Wine Spectator awarding it 93 points, one of the highest international scores for any SA wine at the time.

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This dessert wine is loaded from the get-go, with mango, blood orange, smoke, persimmon, ginger, date and fig flavors, all on a burnished texture supported by well-imbedded acidity. Superlong finish. Gorgeous. Late harvest Muscat de Frontignan. Drink now through 2010. 1,049 cases made.’ – Wine Spectator 93/100 (2003)

RS 160 g/l, pH 3.5, TA 9.5 g/l. 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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