Klein Constantia Malbrook 1999

Bordeaux Red Blends from South Africa

Item No. 76810
  • red wine
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Winemaker's Notes

The Merlot and Cabernet Franc originate from the vineyards surrounding the 18th century Marlbrook title of Klein Constantia Estate; the Cabernet Sauvignon from lower, warmer slopes. Soils consist of decomposed Table Mountain granite and are not irrigated.

Deep intensity ruby in colour. Attractive cedarwood nose. Rich, ripe mulberry and redcurrant fruit on both nose and palate; refined and smoothly textured mouthfeel and long spicy finish. This elegant and balanced wine will keep and improve a total of 8-10 years.

50% Cabernet Sauvignon 40% Merlot 10% Cabernet Franc

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 Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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