Sweets & Fortifieds and Additional Finds

Timed Online Auction, 28 May - 10 June 2024

Sweets

Sold for

ZAR 7 035
Lot 25
  • Klein Constantia; Vin de Constance; 1995; 1 (1 x 1); 500ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 6 000 - 10 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 7 035
Location
Wine Storage

About this Item

1995 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

'A definite dark rusty amber now, and showing much more oxidative aromas. Minty, orange peel, very complex flavours, and finely layered like puff pastry. Rasping acidity that keeps the thick marmalade unctuousness under control.' - Richard Hemming MW, JancisRobinson.com, 17.5/20 (Feb 2009)

'Rich, deep gold with characteristic mint-toffee-lime aromas, true to the style. A bold 14-15% alcohol structure ensures keepability; promises a long, operatic unfurling of layered nuances in bottle.' - Platter's SA Wine Guide 2000, 5*

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