2013 Klein Constantia Vin de Constance Natural Sweet Wine, Constantia (500ml)

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Country: South Africa
Region: Constantia
Grape Varietal: Muscat
Review Score: 96WA, 94V, 94WS
Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

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The 2013 Vin de Constance Natural Sweet Wine was matured in 500-liter barrels for around 36 months. It has a beautiful bouquet with honey, quince, pressed yellow flowers and Mirabelle. It has wonderful definition and purity. The palate is very well balanced with a mellifluous texture and beautifully judged acidity as it just sashays along. It fans out on the finish with honey, quince, a touch of rhubarb and ginger, extraordinarily persistent in the mouth. Matthew Day, current winemaker, opined that he thought the 2012 would be the best ever, but the freshness might see it overtaken. This is awesome.

96 points, Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (Issue # 230 - Apr 2017)

Bright light-medium gold. High-toned scents of orange marmalade, dried apricot, piercing herbs, spices, honey and marzipan. Viscous and thick (my fingers are sticking to my keyboard), with just enough acidity to maintain its shape and energy. Supersweet dried apricot and honey flavors dominate. Finishes with a bittersweet citrus edge, a suggestion of golden raisin and palate-staining length. Wonderfully concentrated, silky wine with energy.

94 points, Stephen Tanzer, Vinous (May 2017)

Ripe and unctuous, but steely too, with mirabelle plum, apricot, kumquat and quince flavors racing along, enlivened by green tea and ginger accents through the very lengthy finish. Muscat de Frontignan. Drink now through 2033. 2,000 cases made.

94 points, James Molesworth, Wine Spectator (Jul 2017)