Klein Constantia Perdeblokke Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Klein Constantia winemaker Matt Day says that the 2016 was the earliest since 1986 and the wines are perhaps a tiny notch down on those of the exceptional 2015 but still very accomplished. Klein Constantia Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Price: R130 On the nose, attractive notes of blossom and fresh herbs to go with citrus and […]

July 7, 2017
by Christian
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Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 2013

Winemaker Matt Day of Klein Constantia has worked hard over the last few vintages to bring ever more refinement to the property’s famous sweet wine that is Vin de Constance (R895 per 500ml bottle) and the currently available 2013 is his best effort yet. From Muscat de Frontignan, the nose is wonderfully fragrant with notes […]

July 5, 2017
by Christian
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Klein Constantia old wine tasting

Yesterday a tasting of various old wines from the Klein Constantia library presented by managing director Hans Astrom and winemaker Matt Day, my three stand-out wines as follows: Klein Constantia Sauvignon Blanc Noble Late Harvest 1998 Alc 14.21% RS 138.7g/l TA 8.8g/l pH3.7 Dark orange with a pale rim. Burnt sugar, orange and a little […]

June 28, 2017
by Christian
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Decanter World Wine Awards 2017: Results

The Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 were announced recently. The competition attracted over 17 200 entries and the following South African wines featured: Platinum – Best in Show Paul Cluver Seven Flags Chardonnay 2016 Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 2013 Platinum medals (best in category) Nederburg The Anchorman Chenin Blanc 2016 Rustenberg Red Muscadel 2015 […]

May 26, 2017
by Christian
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Top six wines of June 2016

Here are our six most highly rated current-release wines of the last month: Thorne & Daughters Paper Kite 2015 – 96 (read original review here) David & Nadia Contour Series Pinotage 2015 – 95 (read original review here) David Aristargos 2015 – 95 (read original review here) Kaapzicht The 1947 Chenin Blanc 2015 – 95 […]

July 4, 2016
by Christian
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Klein Constantia Perdeblokke Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Can Sauvignon Blanc be profound? Last night Klein Constantia winemaker Matthew Day showed the 2015 vintage of his single-vineyard wine known as Perdeblokke and it certainly grabbed the attention… A wonderfully enticing nose of lemon and its rind, white peach, black currant, fynbos and talcum powder while the palate is amazingly vivid – pure, lithe […]

June 28, 2016
by Christian
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Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 2012

As is now well-documented, Klein Constantia changed ownership in 2011 and the 2012 vintage of the property’s renowned sweet wine Vin de Constance is the first made entirely under the new regime. Picking started in late January and finished in late April, some of the fermentation taking six months to finish, relates winemaker Matthew Day. […]

June 28, 2016
by Christian
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Metis Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Metis Sauvignon Blanc, a collaboration between Klein Constantia and Sancerre producer Pascal Jolivet, is emerging as one of the more interesting examples of the variety around. A “natural and minimalistic approach to winemaking” (for reach read: more oxidative than usual) supposedly leads to a wine which displays “typical and atypical Sauvignon Blanc traits”. The 2014 […]

December 21, 2015
by Christian
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