2011 Klein Constantia Vin de Constance

Estate: Klein Constantia

Region: Constantia, Cape Peninsula, Coastal Region, South Africa


Tasting Note:December 17, 2015

Pure and deep golden Yellow. Not sure how long this was open for but at least a few hours. Lots of perfume and flowers such as acacia, lavender, elderberry and honeysuckle. Additional contained sweet honey. A little bit of heat at the end of the palate. No where close to as much as the 2009 last month. Thick body and syrupy like honey consistency. Long finish that lingers and sweetness stays steady. Great structure and power.

Noted a few interesting things. If you are a big fan of Vin de Constance, Napoleon's wine, you might have noticed that the was no 2010 vintage. While the 2011 is still over 85% from 2011 it is blended with the very small yield from 2010. Each grape is hand picked for this wine and is not pressed. This is made entirely of free run juice. Additionally this was aged on 60% new french oak and some Hungarian oak and French Acacia. Left for a period of 3 years in barrel on the lees prior to racking and blending.

Drink Dates:

2015 till 2035.


96 points.

Price Point:

$$$ - $75.00.