22 Oct 2018
Klein Constantia Estate Red 2015 - an exceptional wine from an exceptional vintage
Klein Constantia, the granddaddy of all South African wine estates, is not well known for its red wines.
Best known for its world famous Vin de Constance dessert wine and its line-up of impressive whites, people don't look to this venerable old estate for red wine, which is a shame especially in light of the exceptional 2015 vintage. Klein Constantia only makes one red wine, the Klein Constantia Estate Red blend. Due to its cool climate location, producing a quality red wine is predicated on vintage conditions and the whims of Mother Nature.
With the highly praised 2015 vintage, now recognized as a one of the best in South Africa in the last 20 years, Klein Constantia has produced a red that has earned some well-deserved reviews, 90 pts plus across the board from numerous wine critics, including 93 pts Tim Atkin MW and 91 pts Wine Advocate. A blend of four varietals, with Cabernet and Shiraz leading the way, followed by Malbec and Petit Verdot, the Klein Constantia Estate Red 2015 has some serious pedigree with fruit weight and ripeness you rarely see in this wine and is reflective of an exceptional vintage. We are offering this impressive South African red blend for $25.99 a bottle and $23.39 on a six bottle or more purchase. You can enjoy it now but it has the structure and stuffing to hold for at least 5 plus years. Red wine may not be Klein Constantia's calling card, but in a vintage like 2015 it really shines.
Posted by Gregg 00:00:00