Klein Constantia, Vin de Constance 500ml 2009

South Africa, Constantia
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1Vin De Constance2009
R1,600
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Critic Score

94
WA

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In 2009 we began to harvest from late January and completed only in late April. These 3 months allowed us to harvest up to 25 different batches that make up the many components that go into the final blend. Each bunch is hand selected and only the ripest and best bunches are chosen. Later in the season, individual raisins are hand picked from the remaining bunches in the vineyards and used to make the essentia, the very heart of the Vin de Constance.

Golden orange in colour, with delicate aromas of nougat and honeycombe. The palate has a fresh acidity with rich flavours of Seville marmalade and dried apricots enveloping the mouth. These fruity notes are married with sandal wood and all spice flavours. Richly aromatic that tapers into a elegant and endless finish...
Alcohol: 14 % vol
Residual Sugar: 160 g/l
pH: 3.6
Total Acid: 7.8 g/l
Composition: 100% Muscat de Frontignan
The wine was aged in a combination of 60 % new French oak, Hungarian oak and French Acacia oak for a period of 4 years on the gross lees. No racking or movement of the wine occurs until the final blend has been made up.

The aromas offer intense perfume, hints of caramel and candy as well as typical lifted Muscat tones. The palate is well balanced with the oak notes still showing, but these should integrate beautifully in 6 months to a year. Unfortunately, in this pursuit of perfection 25% less was produced in 2009, and there will not be any 2010 for release. This is a real investment wine. - Wine Advocate
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Bottle Size500ml
StyleSweet
CountrySouth Africa
RatingWA 94
Drink ToDrink or cellar
PriceR1,600.00
ProducerKlein Constantia
RegionConstantia
VarietyMuscat d'Alexandrie
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