2012 was a milestone vintage for the Klein Constantia’s Vin de Constance, it was the first vintage under new direction. Its bright golden color is quite striking. The fragrances of marmalade and nutmeg are powerful and enticing. On the palate it is rich and fleshy. The wine’s amazing acidity brings together a perfectly balanced wine, with a beautifully vibrant finish.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2012 Vin de Constance Natural Sweet Wine delivers 160 grams per liter of residual sugar with a pH of 3.7 and, spent 28 months in French and Hungarian oak barrels. There is actually great similarity on the nose, perhaps a little more floral than the 2011 with mirabelle,and a touch of petrol infusing the honey and marmalade aromas. The palate is unctuous on the entry, nicely balanced as the acidity slices through the rich honeyed fruit that lingers long in the mouth, a touch of orange zest and nectarine towards the finish. I have a preference for this Vin de Constance over the 2012 - a superb dessert wine from Matthew Day.