Klein Constantia Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

Cabernet Sauvignon from South Africa

Item No. 61318
  • red wine
  • WS88
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Winemaker's Notes

Grown on the warm, lower, north-facing slopes of the Klein Constantia vineyards at 70-100m above sea level. Vines benefit from prevailing cool southerly sea breezes during the summer. Soils comprise of decomposed Table Mountain granite and are not irrigated.

Deep intensity ruby in colour. A distinctly minty nose, characteristic of the Schleip clone. Ripe elderberry fruit and mocha, with complex earthiness on the palate. Well-integrated, firm tannins give the wine an austere structure which will allow further bottle maturation, for a total of 7-10 years.

Learn About Klein Constantia

While klein means small, Klein Constantia"s reputation is anything but. With its historic Cape Dutch homestead and breathtaking location, it has frequently been described as one of the world"s most beautiful vineyards. In 2002, Wine and Spirits Magazine named Klein Constantia among the Top 25 Vineyards of the World. During the 18th and 19th centuries, the sweet, luscious, and...

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Learn About South Africa

South Africa A long history of growing grapes and making wine, but less of a history on exporting it, and even lesser on the quality aspect. At the turn of the century (1900, that is), a surplus of wine in South Africa created a hierarchy of cooperatives, the biggest and best known being KWV. This organization seemed to favor quantity over quality and had most...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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