White - Sweet/Dessert

2015 Klein Constantia Vin de Constance

Muscat de Frontignan

  • South Africa
  • Coastal Region
  • Cape Peninsula
  • Constantia

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Community Tasting Note

  • JJYoyo Likes this wine: 95 points

    February 6, 2021 - Second time with this wine and even better than the first. A ton of ripe apricot, peach, honey, and fresh flower leaves on the nose, along with a spice akin to smoked paprika. Palate a very expressive mix of apricot, orange, cinnamon, wild honey, kumquat. This is evolving into an absolutely gorgeous dessert wine. Very viscous on the tongue but not at all tiring to drink. Much more complex than last showing a couple of years ago, but maintaining the same dramatic flavor profile. Many years ahead of it and still on the ascent. Wow.
    Score: 95-96. And probably a bit higher in a few years.
    Relative to expectations: +++.

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7 Comments

  • Mark1npt commented:

    2/9/21, 6:58 PM - Nice note! I agree....this is my all time fav dessert wine. The '07 made me a fan for life! Just got my '16s in....not really looking at getting older myself but am happy I will have these wines to drink!

  • JJYoyo commented:

    2/9/21, 7:49 PM - My first vintage with this is this one - a totally new experience for me. I do have some 17s, and I am really looking forward to those! Thanks for your comment!

  • Mark1npt commented:

    2/9/21, 7:57 PM - The '08 was my first time, followed by a lot of the '07, in fact as I'm typing to you now, I had to go get the last of my '07 bottle that was open in the fridge out! The '15 is drinking very well and the '16 scored even higher by the experts but mine just finally arrived so haven't had the chance to try yet. Where did you find a '17, I haven't seen any of those yet?

    ps....saw both a bottle of the '15 and '16 in my local Total Wine today and took a lot of willpower not to buy more!

  • JJYoyo commented:

    2/10/21, 6:09 AM - I got some 2017s in EP via Vinfolio

  • Mark1npt commented:

    2/10/21, 6:45 AM - Jeez, that's good! My '16 EP thru Bin-21 were delayed coming in due to Covid I assume, til about just a month ago!

  • JJYoyo commented:

    2/10/21, 6:57 AM - Not that good -- they haven't arrived yet -- still on order!

  • Mark1npt commented:

    2/10/21, 7:24 AM - Oh, ok, gotcha...I thought you already had them!

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