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Klein Constantia, Vin De Constance, Constantia, 2018

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Klein Constantia, Vin De Constance, Constantia
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For Sale – 6 x 50cl bottles of 2018 Klein Constantia, Vin de Constance which are currently held in storage with a UK Merchant Vat & Duty Paid.

Each individual bottle is in its own presentation box but these are stored together and sold as 6 bottles.

The Reserve on this auction is £240.

"Extraordinary aromas of white peaches, apricots, vanilla and flowers. Full-bodied and very sweet with so much sweet and dried fruit, such as apricots and tangerines, yet it maintains citrusy freshness and texture, with a long, very sweet finish. Always energetic and vivid. Great length to this. Goes on for minutes. It’s a sweet wine to drink when young, to marvel over the intensity and verve, yet also one to age for decades. Drink or hold."
98/100 - James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (Aug 2021)

"A gorgeous wine, texturally brilliant with such intensity while not being overpowering or too much. The overall feeling is so satin-like, smooth and intense with layers of wild honey, orange blossom, caramel, pear, white peach and a delicate smokiness. The aromas alone are enough to get your excited about this wine. A density of sweetness settles at the back of the throat reminding you that this is a sweet wine as there’s so much freshness and life to it. Everything in balance and in its place. Exceptional. Drink now to enjoy the youth or wait for further evolution."
98/100 - Georgina Hindle, Decanter (July 2021)

"Vintage reports suggest that the build-up to the 2018 harvest brought the highest summer rainfall of the last six years and, combined with some of the coldest night-time temperatures on record, the vines were granted a very long and very slow growing season. These conditions have imbued extreme delicacy of perfume and flavour and also staggering concentration and length in this wine. It also means that the 2018 vintage has otherworldly characteristics and I cannot remember a young vintage tasting so refined and demure. Light bunches and tiny Muscat de Frontignan berries underline just how unusual this vintage was and with a harvest that was a fortnight later than average and crops down by about 15% all of these facts make sense when you taste this ethereal wine. Aged for three years in a combination of 50% new French oak barrels, a small number of acacia barrels, as well as large format foudres, this is both a sensual and also sensitive wine. For a start, the colour is incredibly pale – think a young Sancerre! But the viscosity is amazing when you pour a glass because the liquid moves ever so slightly slower and more deliberately into the glass. The lights come on and the brain fires up immediately and it takes you by surprise just how quickly your olfactory system senses that you are in the presence of greatness. I was in a state of heightened anticipation, long before I raised the glass to my lips and the reward is exquisite. The perfume and palate combine in an astral haze of delight with orange blossom, fig, lemon verbena, wild honey and acacia notes caressing your senses. The texture is super-smooth, incredibly long and unnervingly gentle. It certainly possesses the longest finish I can remember on a Vin de Constance and I have, very fortunately, tasted huge number of vintages of this wine. If you have never tasted this wine before, please start with this vintage – it will blow your mind. If you have and you are a fan, this is a critical purchase for your collection. I cannot wait to add this wine to my cellar later in the year. Drink now – 2070."
19++/20 - Matthew Jukes, matthewjukes.com (Aug 2021)

Payment to be made by Bank Transfer within 3 days of the auction ending please.

Delivery will be named day and fully insured. UK Mainland Bidders only please.

*photo is provided for illustrative purposes only as these are in professional storage and will be delivered straight from there.
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Item ID:

257113

Name:

Klein Constantia, Vin De Constance, Constantia

Producer:

Klein Constantia

Quantity / Size:

6 bottles, 50cl each

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Bottle

Duty Status:

Duty Paid

Wine Packaging

Presentation Box

Wine Colour:

White

Wine Type:

Still

Country / Region:

South Africa, Coastal Region, Constantia

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UK named day delivery, insurance included. UK Mainland delivery only.
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For Sale – 6 x 50cl bottles of 2018 Klein Constantia, Vin de Constance which are currently held in storage with a UK Merchant Vat & Duty Paid.

Each individual bottle is in its own presentation box but these are stored together and sold as 6 bottles.

The Reserve on this auction is £240.

"Extraordinary aromas of white peaches, apricots, vanilla and flowers. Full-bodied and very sweet with so much sweet and dried fruit, such as apricots and tangerines, yet it maintains citrusy freshness and texture, with a long, very sweet finish. Always energetic and vivid. Great length to this. Goes on for minutes. It’s a sweet wine to drink when young, to marvel over the intensity and verve, yet also one to age for decades. Drink or hold."
98/100 - James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (Aug 2021)

"A gorgeous wine, texturally brilliant with such intensity while not being overpowering or too much. The overall feeling is so satin-like, smooth and intense with layers of wild honey, orange blossom, caramel, pear, white peach and a delicate smokiness. The aromas alone are enough to get your excited about this wine. A density of sweetness settles at the back of the throat reminding you that this is a sweet wine as there’s so much freshness and life to it. Everything in balance and in its place. Exceptional. Drink now to enjoy the youth or wait for further evolution."
98/100 - Georgina Hindle, Decanter (July 2021)

"Vintage reports suggest that the build-up to the 2018 harvest brought the highest summer rainfall of the last six years and, combined with some of the coldest night-time temperatures on record, the vines were granted a very long and very slow growing season. These conditions have imbued extreme delicacy of perfume and flavour and also staggering concentration and length in this wine. It also means that the 2018 vintage has otherworldly characteristics and I cannot remember a young vintage tasting so refined and demure. Light bunches and tiny Muscat de Frontignan berries underline just how unusual this vintage was and with a harvest that was a fortnight later than average and crops down by about 15% all of these facts make sense when you taste this ethereal wine. Aged for three years in a combination of 50% new French oak barrels, a small number of acacia barrels, as well as large format foudres, this is both a sensual and also sensitive wine. For a start, the colour is incredibly pale – think a young Sancerre! But the viscosity is amazing when you pour a glass because the liquid moves ever so slightly slower and more deliberately into the glass. The lights come on and the brain fires up immediately and it takes you by surprise just how quickly your olfactory system senses that you are in the presence of greatness. I was in a state of heightened anticipation, long before I raised the glass to my lips and the reward is exquisite. The perfume and palate combine in an astral haze of delight with orange blossom, fig, lemon verbena, wild honey and acacia notes caressing your senses. The texture is super-smooth, incredibly long and unnervingly gentle. It certainly possesses the longest finish I can remember on a Vin de Constance and I have, very fortunately, tasted huge number of vintages of this wine. If you have never tasted this wine before, please start with this vintage – it will blow your mind. If you have and you are a fan, this is a critical purchase for your collection. I cannot wait to add this wine to my cellar later in the year. Drink now – 2070."
19++/20 - Matthew Jukes, matthewjukes.com (Aug 2021)

Payment to be made by Bank Transfer within 3 days of the auction ending please.

Delivery will be named day and fully insured. UK Mainland Bidders only please.

*photo is provided for illustrative purposes only as these are in professional storage and will be delivered straight from there.
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Item Details

Item ID:

257113

Name:

Klein Constantia, Vin De Constance, Constantia

Producer:

Klein Constantia

Quantity / Size:

6 bottles, 50cl each

Bottle Format:

Bottle

Duty Status:

Duty Paid

Wine Packaging

Presentation Box

Wine Colour:

White

Wine Type:

Still

Country / Region:

South Africa, Coastal Region, Constantia

Ended:

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UK named day delivery, insurance included. UK Mainland delivery only.
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UK Only
Seller does not accept returns

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