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If you’re after a dessert wine from off the beaten track, we urge you to try Klein Constantia’s Vin de Constance … the Cape’s most-coveted sticky. During the 18th and 19th Centuries, the sweet wine of Constantia was all the rage in the Royal Courts of Europe, favoured above Yquem, Tokay and Madeira. It even features in the works of Dickens, Jane Austen and Baudelaire. Sadly, production ended after phylloxera devastated the estate towards the end of the 19th Century, but Klein Constantia has recreated this glorious wine. The 2005 vintage boasts three Gold medals and a top international trophy. You’ll understand why when you taste its bright apricot and tangerine notes, laced with hints of quince and clementine. Pure, luscious and very, very long. Enjoy!


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