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A rich, dark golden honey colour with intense perfumed nose of complex spice, cloves and vanilla. Developed secondary flavours of orange marmalade and dark chocolate. An intriguing and ever-evolving wine. The bold, sweet palate is perfectly balanced by tight acidity which results in a long-lingering honeyed finish.

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£59.95

    TypeDessert
    Vintage2008
    When to DrinkNow to 2030
    ProducerKlein Constantia
    RegionConstantia lies in Cape Town’
    GrapesMuscat de Frontignan
    PairingApéritif
    ABV14%
    Volume50cl

    VIN DE CONSTANCE 2008

    Following in the footsteps of the 97 points-crowned 2007 vintage, Vin de Constance 2008 is a complex and promising wine.

    After hand picking selected shriveled grapes, the berries are left to macerate on their skins for several days to soften, which facilitates the recovery of their golden juice with pressing.

    MATURATION

    The combination of high residual sugar and alcohol levels has a known preservative effect on bottled wine. Provided the cellaring conditions are ideal (12°C and 75-85% humidity) this wine is capable of ageing for at least 20 years from the date of bottling and in many cases somewhat longer than that.

    BARREL AGING

    Vin de Constance 2008 was aged in a combination of 500L French and Hungarian oak barrels for 4.5 years, of which 60% were new barrels and was blended with the aid of new Klein Constantia shareholders and Bordeaux wine experts, Hubert de Boüard and Bruno Prats.

    WINE DETAILS

    Vintage: 2008

    Alcohol: 14 % vol

    Residual Sugar: 150 g/l

    pH: 3.6

    Total Acid: 8 g/l

    HONOURS

    95 points
    Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
    An intriguing and ever-evolving wine. The bold, sweet palate is perfectly balanced by tight acidity which results in a long-lingering honeyed finish

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Klein Constantia Vin de Constance (2008) 500ml 1 available

Klein Constantia Vin de Constance (2008) 500ml 1 available

A rich, dark golden honey colour with intense perfumed nose of complex spice, cloves and vanilla. Developed secondary flavours of orange marmalade and dark chocolate. An intriguing and ever-evolving wine. The bold, sweet palate is perfectly balanced by tight acidity which results in a long-lingering honeyed finish.

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