Recently the team at Decanter along with some of the leading wine experts from around the world nominated their top wines for the year. Our Vin de Constance 2015 reached the 17th place out of 117 wines scoring 94 points, the top-scoring wine from South Africa.
The wines were tasted blind in October over two days at Decanter’s new headquarters and scored out of 100 points. Of the 23 countries that featured, France was the most represented with 29 wines. Out of the New World Wines selected, Australia led with 9 wines, closely followed by South Africa with 7 and New Zealand with 6 wines.
We are delighted to announce our latest scores from Neal Martin at Vinous for both Klein Constantia and Anwilka:
Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 2016 – 97 points
Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 2015 – 93+ points
Klein Constantia Clara Sauvignon Blanc 2017 – 93 points
Anwilka 2015 – 93 points
Klein Constantia Metis Sauvignon Blanc 2017 – 92 points
Klein Constantia Estate Red Blend 2016 -91 points
Klein Constantia Perdeblokke Sauvignon Blanc 2018 – 90 points
Earlier this month our acclaimed Vin de Constance 2015 received two top marks both locally and internationally – receiving 94 points from esteemed Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate & the much-coveted 5 stars from the Platter’s Guide SA.
Anthony Mueller, from Robert Parker, reviewed the 2015 vintage: “Wow, this is delicate with generous floral tones and is really delicious. The grapes were harvested in different tries to select fresher berries earlier at the beginning of the harvest in order to maintain acidity levels in the wine, while other berries were harvested later in the season to increase sweetness. This wine captures the essence of Vin de Constance…”
Introducing the latest offering in our Tasting Room – The Vin de Constance Collector’s Tasting!
A once in a lifetime opportunity to taste through 3 rare vintages of Vin de Constance. Carefully selected by the winemaker, this offering explores the chapters of this iconic wine’s history spanning over 2 decades. Each tasting is redeemable by purchasing a handcrafted Vin de Constance vintage collector’s box, featuring one bottle of each vintage tasted. Come and experience one of South Africa’s legendary wines!
Book your tasting here!
On Monday 16 September, we celebrated our Vin de Constance. We tasted through historical chapters of this iconic wine’s history. Journeying from the renaissance in 1986 to the future, each vintage of these rare wines was served with a perfectly paired dish from The Bistro at Klein Constantia, culminating in the new and lauded 2016 vintage.
With only a few days to go till our Vin de Constance 2016 is released into the Bordeaux market, we are excited to see the heritage and legend of Vin de Constance spread to the rest of the world.