The most revered sweet wine to come from South Africa, Vin De Constance 2017 exhibits fresh orange peel, tangerine, persimmon and clementine fruit flavours, laced with a hint of green tea, candied lime peel and honeysuckle. This is rich, but with freshness and a racy, long mouth-watering finish. Precise, refined and utterly gorgeous.
“14% alcohol. This is just remarkable. Quite pale in colour, it has a pure, enticing nose of sweet citrus, table grape, a hint of marmalade and some peach and apricot tropicality. In the mouth, this is complex and intense – almost viscous – with fresh citrus and table grape fruit, showing a bit of spice and marmalade, some peach skin and honey. The finish is endless: the purity of this wine is astonishing, but it’s not at all cloying, with some spicy phenolics adding the required detail, and a bit of alcoholic warmth. One of the world’s great sweet wines: you can cellar this with confidence.” – 96 Pts, Jamie Goode, Wine Anorak