50cl * 14% ABV * Constantia, South Africa
One of the great sweet wines of the world, Vin de Constance has a 300-year-old history and has been enjoyed by the likes of Austen, Baudelaire and Dickens. Unlike some of the other finest sweet wines, this is not affected by Noble Rot (also known as boytritis), however that's not to say a mind-boggling amount of work goes into its production. Rich and unctuous with a heady nose of orange blossom, posh marmalade, lemon curd and ginger, the fine core of acidity provides lift and freshness. A spectacular vintage, arguably one of the finest in living memory. Drink to 2030+.