Klein Constantia, Vin de Constance 500ml 1996South Africa, Constantia
Situated on the narrow Cape Peninsula, Klein Constantia¹s vineyards enjoy a temperate maritime climate. The Muscat is planted on the lower, warmer slopes in unirrigated soils consisting of decomposed Table Mountain granite.
Burnished golden colour with wafts of apricots infused with muscat. Complex, Lingering lemon honey sweetness. Beautifully balanced.
'The 1996 Vin de Constance is has a lucid amber hue. The nose is very engaging: marmalade, seaweed, quince, frangipane and a touch of chlorine – more like a mature Barsac than mature Sauternes. The palate is medium-bodied with a restrained viscous entry of mandarin, orange rind and quince. It is nicely focused and precise, even if it does not quite possess the delineation of the 2007 and 2008 on the finish. Very fine'. – Wine Advocate, 95/100
'This has the color of dark iced tea, with a burnished edge to the maple, clove, date, green tea and mulled spice notes all laced with tangy acidity and a long, incense-infused finish. Clearly maturing in its flavor profile, but still with plenty of zip.--Non-blind Vin de Constance vertical (2010)'. – Wine Spectator, 92/100
Alc: 14.5% RS: 112 g/L TA: 8.7 g/L pH: 3.67
Muscat de Frontignan 100%
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