Constantia Nectar 2009

On song.

On song.

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 the Anthony Lane designed label features the Australian Lyrebird, capable of mimicking almost any sound known to man – Huis in Bos owner is former sound engineer Peter Rawbone-Viljoen (brother of Anthony, owner of Oak Valley in Elgin) and the label is intended to reflect his interest in all things audio.

The 2009 shows notes of marmalade, honey, a hint of mint plus some leesy complexity. It comes across rather forcefully, being thick textured but also possessing driving acidity. Quirky but still enjoyable. Price per 375ml bottle: R220.

Score: 89/100.

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  1. paul francis leysenDecember 4, 2015 at 2:10 pmReply

    Just drank this 2009 now and loved it!!! One of the best natural sweet vines I ever tasted…

  2. Sue MELCKJuly 12, 2014 at 12:00 amReply

    Please email as to where and when I can get a bottle of Pete ‘ s Constantia Nectar

    • ChristianJuly 16, 2014 at 9:57 amReplyAuthor

      To order, call Digital Forest Studio on 021 794 3382.

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