Sweets & Fortifieds and Additional Finds

Timed Online Auction, 28 May - 10 June 2024

Sweets

Sold for

ZAR 14 070
Lot 31
  • Klein Constantia; Vin de Constance; 1989; 1 (1 x 1); 500ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 15 000 - 30 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 14 070
Location
Wine Storage

About this Item

1989 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 property was restored in 1983, with the 1989 vintage being the fourth to be bottled under the resurrected ‘Vin de Constance’ name. This was produced by legend winemaker Ross Gower and today it’s a rare and fully mature VDC.

All bottles opened for recorking, even poor ullage ones, showing life and structure. Topped up (with the same vintage) and re-corked, sealed and documented at the source for the purpose of this auction, in partnership with Amorim & Klein Constantia. Seal code LW-545406 can be traced on Amorim Recorking Directory

Provenance

Private Client

Critics Ratings

Offers a lovely amber color, with blood orange, bitter almond, clove, green tea and dried persimmon notes backed by a noticeably spicy Muscat hint on the finish. More rustic and broader than the other vintages, and not quite as deep or long.--Non-blind Vin de Constance vertical. Drink now through 2017. 2,425 cases made.’ – Wine Spectator (Tasted 2010), 90/100

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