The "Awesome" 2013 Vin de Constance

If there is one wine from South Africa that every Farr Vintners employee jumps at the opportunity of tasting, it is the sweet nectar that is Klein Constantia’s Vin de Constance.

And so today we are delighted to offer to you the 2013 Vin de Constance. This vintage is yet another in a string of outstanding vintages and one that has been highly rated by many critics, including the Wine Advocate’s Neal Martin, who gives it a score of 96 points. Neal says that it has “…wonderful definition and purity” and sums up by saying “this is awesome.”

At a mere £200 per case (6 x 50cl) in bond, this world-renowned sweet wine has to be one of the wine trade’s true bargains.

Minimum order 6 x 50cl bottles
Available for delivery within a fortnight

Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Cs Bts GBP
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South Africa2013Vin de Constance, Klein Constantia5086400.00cs96 NMAdd to Basket
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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

Matt Day’s second vintage in charge of this iconic sweet wine marks an evolution in style, with the addition of essencia and slightly less alcohol and residual sugar (172 grams). It’s another lovely VDC, showing flavours of tarte tatin, orange marmalade, baking spices and subtle oak ageing. Drink: 2017-30

95 points, Tim Atkin MW