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Tim Atkin’s SA Report for 2020

Posted on 15 Sep 2020

Leading UK wine writer Tim Atkin MW, has released his latest in-depth South African report. His annual report, now in its eighth year and available on timatkin.com, is highly regarded as one of the most detailed overviews of South African wine.

Our Vin de Constance 2017 scored 98 points taking the title of ‘Sweet Wine of The Year’.

““Lighter and lighter” is the motto at Klein Constantia these days, according to Matt Day. The latest, world-class release of Vin de Constance certainly doesn’t lack sweetness at 165 grams or even concentration, but it has a freshness that’s reminiscent of Vouvray or Barsac. Subtly wooded in 50% new barrels, it unfurls layers of citrus, toast and tarte tatin, with a drizzle of honey and vivid acidity and palate length. Bravo!”

The 2019 vintage of Cuvee Anabel scored in the top scoring Roses for the year!

“”A super smart rosé” is the aim here, according to Matt Day, very much in a Côtes de Provence style. The blend is secret for some reason, but this is a fresh, floral, redcurrant and rosehip style with lots of racy minerality.”

We couldn’t be prouder.

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