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 2008

Vin de Constance 2008
Plumper again, rounder, with some nicely bitter, black chocolate notes and flavours of mint, pears, marmalade, honey and sweet spices, very complex, with a tight, deep structure and that taut, tense acidity running through it, as ever. There’s such a strong family resemblance in these wines. Beautiful balance; perfect poise and elegance.
Score: 18.5pts/20 (95/100pts)
Alc: 14% alcohol, 150g/L residual sugar,
Price/stockists: RRP £40, stockists Berry Bros, Harvey Nichols, Wimbledon Wine Cellars
Drink: now-2050 14%