Sweets & Fortifieds and Additional Finds

Timed Online Auction, 28 May - 10 June 2024

Sweets

Sold for

ZAR 5 277
Lot 28
  • Klein Constantia; Vin de Constance; 1994; 1 (1 x 1); 500ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 5 000 - 10 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 5 277
Location
Wine Storage

About this Item

1994 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 vintage with immense power and concentration, and still in quite a burly and youthful stage, almost bold and brooding. Big and luscious, but with superb definition. One for the long haul’ – Higgo Jacobs, 95/100 (2016)

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