In the 18th and 19th centuries "the sweet, luscious and excellent wine of Constantia" was recognized as one of the great wines of the world.
Napoleon drank it on the island of St Helena, finding solace in his lonely exile.
Jane Austen recommended that her forsaken heroine try a little Constantia for "its healing power on a disappointed heart".
Not made for almost a century, in 1980 this South African dessert wine was 're-invented' and became Nelson Mandela's favourite wine and was served for the Queen on her last visit to South Africa.
The romantic stories connected to this wine make it a thoughtful Christening present for a god daughter, plus it can happily be cellared and keep improving for decades.
Tasting notes from the winery: Golden orange in colour, with delicate aromas of nougat and honeycombe. The palate has a fresh acidity with rich flavours of Seville marmalade and dried apricots enveloping the mouth. These fruity notes are married with sandal wood and all spice flavours. Richly aromatic that tapers into a elegant and endless finish.
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