Sweets & Fortifieds and Additional Finds

Timed Online Auction, 28 May - 10 June 2024

Sweets

Sold for

ZAR 3 518
Lot 12
  • Klein Constantia; Vin de Constance; 2004; 1 (1 x 1); 500ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 3 500 - 7 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 3 518
Location
Wine Storage

About this Item

2004 Vin de Constance
1 (1 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.

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!

Provenance

Private Client

Critics Ratings

'Iconic dessert wine from unbotrytised Muscat de Frontignan, No 2003; '04 charming peach and spicy-nutty cream. Less intense than some years, but still luscious and dense. 130 g/l RS, 14.2% alc in full, rich finish.' - Platter's SA Wine Guide 2009, 4.5*

'Lime and lemon cordial; floral, golden syrup. Acidity is bright and refreshing, and cuts the viscosity with razor-sharp precision. Treacle and caramelised fruits on the palate. There is a metallic tingle on the finish. Good, but not as finely balanced as other vintages by comparison.' - Richard Hemming MW, JancisRobinson.com, 16.5/20 (Feb 2009)

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