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)
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Klein Constantia Vin de Constance
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Vin de Constance 2005

Vin de Constance 2005
Very fresh and bright, with crunchy fruit and youthful flesh on a tight, tense core. Very lively, vivacious and mineral; dried orange peel, spice, fresh pear and peach; sweet, but sweetness is not the only story here. Lovely complexity and a big finish.
Score: 18pts/20 (93/100pts)
Alc: 12.28%, 157g/L residual sugar,
Price/stockists: RRP £30, very limited stock in Independent Wine Merchants
Drink: now-2050 12.3%