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2005 Klein Constantia Vin de Constance Constantia (500 ml)
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93(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - March/April 2011

(from shriveled but not botrytized muscat de Frontignan grapes; 157 g/l r.s. with 7.5 acidity):  Full deep gold.  Lovely perfumed nose combines cherry, orange peel, apricot, honey, sexy spices and wild herbs.  Very sweet and extremely concentrated wine, with intriguing floral and spice notes contributing a tangy quality to the intense apricot, honeysuckle and yellow raisin flavors.  The extremely long, honeyed finish boasts outstanding energy and floral lift.  Harmonious from the outset but capable of many years of evolution in bottle.

94 Points | Wine Spectator
92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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South Africa has produced wines in the area of Cape Town since the 17th century, but the country's significant place in the U.S. market is far more recent. During the era of apartheid, trade sanctions imposed on imports from South Africa kept these wines out of the U.S. and many other markets, with the effect that local South African winemakers had little incentive to produce wines that could compete in a global setting...
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Muscat

One of the more versatile white wine grapes, Muscat is grown around the world for use in use in light and dry wines, low-alcohol sparkling wines, and sweet, late-harvest wines. Its proliferation around the world (and especially around the Mediterranean) leads us to conclude that Muscat was one of the first...
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