Part of our New Year’s Eve lineup, this iconic sweet dessert wine from South Africa is a deep gold color. The nose blows me away with intense aromas of honey, Soursop (aka Guanabana), mango, apricot, quince and orange marmalade. The palate is sweet and silky with medium acidity and a full body. Ripe flavors of apricot, quince, mango candied ginger and soursop are enveloped with honey and white flower notes. Unctuous without being cloying, this is a delicious yet young wine that slips down so easily. The finish is long and silky with richness and a hint of almond to go along with the apricots and marmalade. A stunning wine that runs $63 per 500ml bottle. It gets north of 97 points from the pro’s. I would have to agree. Drinking window…. I love it now but will savor the other bottles I have over a period of time, till 2045 if you are patient. 5 stars for this Muscat of Frontignan varietal. Stunning. Salut….
Klein Constantia Vin de Constance Natural Sweet Wine 2016, Constantia, South Africa
01 Sunday Jan 2023