Klein Constantia’s 2018 harvest was its second longest in over three decades. While less rainfall resulted in much lighter bunches, the berries themselves were small, pristine, and full of flavour. The corresponding Vin de Constance vintage has just been released, and it’s as bright in colour as it is in character. The nose is layered with complex flavours of Seville marmalade, ginger spice, and grapefruit. As can be expected from a world-famous dessert wine, a luxurious mouthfeel gives way to a lingering finish. Capable of ageing for many decades, if not generations, from release. R1 295 a bottle.
• From the April edition of Wanted, 2022.