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Vin de Constance 22 Vintage Vertical Tasting

Posted on 10 Oct 2012

As a prelude to the 2012 Cape Wine week, Klein Constantia was privileged to host a very special Vin de Constance vertical tasting of every modern vintage since 1986.

The exclusive guest list included mix of WOSA-sponsored Cape Wine attendees from all over the world as well as some local wine personalities and friends of Klein Constantia. Each taster was presented with a formidable 22 vintages of the iconic Vin de Constance, including a ‘sneak-peak’ barrel sample of the 2012 vintage.

Not only a boasting exercise, this event also helped to create an historical catalogue of Klein Constantia’s premier wine as no tasting of this breadth has ever been undertaken at the estate.

Starting with the first modern vintage made but never commercially sold, the 1986 showed that this wine ages with grace and the 1987 was among many attendees’ top picks of the day.

Other vintages that showed particularly well include 1991, 1994, 1995, 1998, 2002 and 2004.

The feedback about the event and the ensuing Cape Wine week served to affirm that South African wine culture is maturing and is being taken more seriously internationally.

Klein Constantia sells select older vintages of Vin de Constance. For more information, contact info@kleinconstantia.com.