Sweets & Fortifieds and Additional Finds

Timed Online Auction, 28 May - 10 June 2024

Sweets

Sold for

ZAR 11 139
Lot 21
  • Klein Constantia; Vin de Constance; 1998; 3 (1 x 3); 500ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 12 000 - 18 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 11 139
Location
Wine Storage

About this Item

1998 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!

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.

Provenance

Private Client

Critics Ratings

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)

'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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