Awarded a Gold medal and 96 points at the 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards (click link for details)
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Awarded 98 points and Exceptional status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their January 2019 edition review of Dessert Wines and Ports (see blue link below).
Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 2015 - January 2019 Decanter review
“Even better than the 2014 release - and that was a spectacular sweet wine - the 2015 Vin de Constance is one of the greatest ever vintages of this iconic sticky. More Barsac than Sauternes in terms of weight, it’s fresh and refined, a bit like the 2012, with citrus and orange zest balancing the 172 grams of sugar. The oak is perfectly judged; the length and freshness, things of wonder". 98 points, Tim Atkin, South Africa Report 2018
See blue link below for the fiche technique/technical note from the UK importer.
Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 2015 - fiche technique ...
... and this detailed information pack on the wine and this vintage ...
... and (perhaps best of all) this video for more details on the wine.
Golden hued, deep amber in appearance. First nose is of freshly dried pineapples with hints of vanilla and roasted almonds. Heady woodspice scents intermingle with fresh mandarin, lemongrass and mango. The seamless palate is elegantly structured, with ripe tropical flavours of mango. and pineapple. Raisined Muscat flavours provide concentrated acidity and a piercing lift to the seemingly endless finish. Will mature for at least a further 25 years.