Klein Constantia: Vin de Constance tasting 1988-2008

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With the recent release of Klein Constantia's Vin de Constance 2008, a speical tasting was held spanning the vintages; 2007, 2005, 1996, 1992 and 1988. Read Margaret Rand's tasting notes from the event here (wines were tasted old to young)
Klein Constantia Vin de Constance
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Vin de Constance 1996

Vin de Constance 1996
Younger, creamier and plumper, with fresh fruit. Slightly burnt, raisin notes, very vivid and bright, still with that steely acidity running right through the core of the wine. Mineral, sinewy structure, very elegant and fine. Enormous, bright finish.
Score: 18pts/20 (93/100pts)
Alc: 14.3%, 112g/L residual sugar,
Price/stockists: Available from Angelus restaurant
Drink: now-2050 14%