2013 Vin de Constance, Klein Constantia

“Matt Day’s second vintage in charge of this iconic sweet wine marks an evolution in style, with the addition of essencia and slightly less alcohol and residual sugar. It’s another lovely VdC, showing flavours of tarte tatin, orange marmalade, baking spices and subtle oak ageing” 95 pts Tim Atkin

Critic score
95.5/100
Pricing
Case, 6 Bottles - 50cl
From a client
Report
1 available
£395.94

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    South Africa
  • Grape
    Muscat
  • Maturity
    Ready 2016 - 2040
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Sweet
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    50cl Bottle (50cl.)
  • ABV
    14%
2013 Vin de Constance, Klein Constantia

TASTING NOTES

Matt Day’s second vintage in charge of this iconic sweet wine marks an evolution in style, with the addition of essencia and slightly less alcohol and residual sugar. It’s another lovely VdC, showing flavours of tarte tatin, orange marmalade, baking spices and subtle oak ageing

Tim Atkin MW
95/100

The 2013 Vin de Constance Natural Sweet Wine was matured in 500-liter barrels for around 36 months. It has a beautiful bouquet with honey, quince, pressed yellow flowers and Mirabelle. It has wonderful definition and purity. The palate is very well balanced with a mellifluous texture and beautifully judged acidity as it just sashays along. It fans out on the finish with honey, quince, a touch of rhubarb and ginger, extraordinarily persistent in the mouth. Matthew Day, current winemaker, opined that he thought the 2012 would be the best ever, but the freshness might see it overtaken. This is awesome.

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate
96/100