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Klein Constantia Perdeblokke Sauvignon Blanc 2013

I thought Perdeblokke Sauvignon Blanc 2012 from Klein Constantia was one of the very best of the vintage, a particularly statuesque rendition of the variety. What of the recently-released 2013 (R215 a bottle from Wine Cellar)? Grapes come from a select group of vineyards some 200 meters above sea level, the name Perdeblokke coming from [...]

January 26, 2015
by Christian Eedes
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Klein Constantia Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Klein Constantia under the new regime of MD Hans Astrom and winemaker Matt Day have impressed with their various versions of Sauvignon Blanc to date and the Estate 2014 Wine Cellar price: R110 a bottle) is no exception. White peach through granadilla with subtle top notes of blossom and fynbos. Lovely fruit expression, good palate [...]

January 7, 2015
by Christian Eedes
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Vin de Constance 2009

Vin de Constance, the sweet wine made from unbotrytised Muscat de Frontignan, is nothing if not idiosyncratic and the 2009 particularly so. The wine shows dried apricot, scrub and subtle but distinct oak-derived notes. There’s lots going on but it feels a bit over-engineered. We are of course watching a change of regime – the [...]

August 20, 2014
by Christian
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Constantia Nectar 2009

Constantia Nectar 2009 is a natural sweet wine from Muscat de Frontignan grown on the property Huis in Bos, Teddy Hall responsible for vinification. Only two vintages were ever produced – the 2009 and 2010 – grapes subsequently purchased by Klein Constantia for Vin de Constance. The wine comes in individually kiln-fired ceramic bottles and [...]

July 4, 2014
by Christian
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Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 1991

Part of a wine legitimately taking on icon status is that it should impress most times it is drunk and the Vin de Constance 1991 from Klein Constantia didn’t disappoint yesterday. Deep brown in colour, it nevertheless had fantastic aromatics and flavour – dried flowers, mint humbug, caramel, mushroom, a certain loaminess. Intricate and wonderfully [...]

June 17, 2014
by Christian
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Metis Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Metis Sauvignon Blanc 2013 (R170 a bottle) is a collaboration between Klein Constantia and Sancerre producer Pascal Jolivet. Featuring fruit from one of the highest vineyard blocks on the Constantia property, sulphur additions were kept to a minimum and fermentation was spontaneous. “Not what you get taught at the University of Stellenbosch,” says winemaker Matthew [...]

May 13, 2014
by Christian
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Klein Constantia Blanc de Blanc 1987

“How often do you get a chance to taste four decades of Sauvignon Blanc anywhere in the world?” was Klein Constantia MD Hans Astrom’s rhetorical question before a vertical tasting of 10 examples from the property starting with the Blanc de Blancs 1987 and ending with the current release 2013. The Blanc de Blanc 1987 [...]

May 13, 2014
by Christian
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Klein Constantia Mme Marlbrook 2006

I gather that the white blend that was Mme Malbrook from Klein Constantia is to be discontinued. A pity as a bottle of the 2006 drunk recently at Cape Town harbour restaurant Panama Jacks was compelling. The wine was always basically a Bordeaux white blend given a twist by the addition of a little Muscat [...]

February 27, 2014
by Christian
with 0 Comments
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