limited stock Klein Constantia

Vin de Constance

Avg. 0 - 0 Ratings Rate this
standard courier: 3 working days


Sold by: Klein Constantia

R 985

Ready to ship   available 60 +

500 ml (Jennie)


100% Muscat de Frontignan


South Africa


5 Stars - Platter's 97 Points - Decanter 96 Points - Tim Atkin 94 Points - Neal Martin


14.09% alc vol Sugar g/l: 166.3
Type: Dessert Cellaring Potential: 40 yrs+
Origin: Constantia Appellation: Constantia

Tasting Notes:

Bright and yellow gold in colour. The nose displays aromas of citrus, ginger and fresh nutmeg. Elegant, well rounded in acidity with a creamy mouthfeel, the flavours follow through offering a zesty mid palate. Full and refreshing, the wine concludes with a long and concentrated finish.





Kings vied for possession of this wine; Louis Philippe sent emissaries from France to fetch it; Napoleon drank it on the island of St Helena to find solace in his lonely exile; Frederick the Great and Bismarck ordered it; and the English Prime Minister – who had sampled it with much delight at Downing Street – made sure that regular consignments from the Cape were delivered to Buckingham Palace for the King.

The 2014 harvest started later than usual due to a long, wet winter. Dry and moderate conditions during ripening lead to effective raisining in late March/ early April.

In order to create the perfect blend, a variety of techniques are utilized to optimally produce each component. Throughout the season we harvest in batches, from the riper berries that have great acidity to the raisins for sugar concentration. These batches form the perfect ratio between sugar, alcohol and acidity which allows the wine to stop fermentation naturally and without intervention. This wine is the culmination a great attention to detail, form bunch and berry sorting to barrel aging and cellaring.

The wine was aged in a combination of 60% new French oak, Hungarian oak and French Acacia. It was left for a period of 3 years in barrel on the gross lees before racking out and blending. It spent a further 6 months in tank before bottling.

Food pairing

Foie gras on brioche with vendage tardive wine jelly.

Hard Cheese Seafood Poultry Dessert
 Selected for you 
 BEST sellers 


0 Ratings

To rate this wine, please login

Top Comments

We recommend


Port2Port is a fine wine marketplace and online wine shop; offering a vast selection of the best wines available, including rare vintages, special cases and fine spirits. Once you place your order online, we ship directly from the source, ensuring optimum cellaring conditions and guaranteed provenance.

For any order-related, product-listing or general enquiries, please feel free to contact us at 021-422-1872, e-mail or select the live chat tab in the bottom-right corner of your screen to speak directly to one of our consultants.

Wine-Searcher - Gold 2017 - Gold 2018

Port2Port Wine News

Sign-up to receive our Newsletter and join the great wine debate.