Sweets & Fortifieds and Additional Finds

Timed Online Auction, 28 May - 10 June 2024

Sweets

Sold for

ZAR 15 243
Lot 22
  • Klein Constantia; Vin de Constance; 1997; 3 (1 x 3); 500ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 15 000 - 25 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 15 243
Location
Wine Storage

About this Item

1997 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 1997 is a stellar vintage that can compete with the greatest sweet wines in the world.

Notes

2 of the bottles are in original case and 1 bottle does not have Klein Constantia packaging.

Provenance

Private Client

Critics Ratings

‘Latest ‘97 brilliantly packaged as ever; shimmering saffron heralds cornucopia of tropical scents layered with spice, creamy, freshly baked apple pie, all deliciously cut by tart, sweet-sour citric twist in the tail. Handles 15% alcohol with aplomb. Picked ultra-ripe (42°B) rounded-off for 18 months in seasoned 500l oak barrels.’ - Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2002, 4.5*

Candied orange peel, cherries, and spices are intermingled with hints of honey in its gorgeously defined aromatics. This wine, produced entirely from Muscat, is lively, elegant, packed with nuanced flavours, and sports a long, supple, expressive finish.' - Pierre Rovani, Wine Advocate, 93/100 (Feb 2003)

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