Sweets & Fortifieds and Additional Finds

Timed Online Auction, 28 May - 10 June 2024

Sweets

Sold for

ZAR 10 553
Lot 13
  • Klein Constantia; Vin de Constance; 2002; 3 (1 x 3); 500ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 12 000 - 18 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 10 553
Location
Wine Storage

About this Item

2002 Vin de Constance
3 (1 x 3) 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

Wine Cellar Private Client

Critics Ratings

‘Luscious unfortified dessert with international reputation spanning 2 centuries, typically from un-botrytised yet lusciously ripe Muscat de Frontignan. The 2002 is more slender than previous (13% alc vs 14.8%) but follows generous sun-blessed style, with tightrope balance. Marmalade, Asian spice hints, unctuous but uncloying.’ - Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2008, 4.5*

‘Marmalade, some green hints, menthol, pineapple cubes, a haunting floral bouquet. Nutty flavours emerging, with lavender, peach, honeycomb, lengthy and superbly even-handed mix of body, acidity and flavour.’ - Richard Hemming MW, JancisRobinson.com, 17.5/20 (Feb 2009)

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