Geur: open, complex, muskaat, kruidig, bloemig, citrus, honing
Smaak: elegante zuren, gedroogd tropisch fruit, zijdeachtig zoet, lange complexe afdronk
Houdbaar: nu op dronk, kan heel oud worden, minimaal tot 2030
Lekker bij: desserts op basis van gedroogd fruit en/of noten, tarte tartin, paté, foie–gras
Platter’s ***** 95/100: Arguably the Cape’s most famous wine, crafted to emulate the great Constantia sweet desserts of the 18th century. 2014 from raisined muscat de Frontignan, as always, impossibly complex & detailed, with seductive perfume, opulent fruit & finely modulated acidity. Intricate vinification, 3 years 500L barrels of various wood types. 500 ml, magnums too.
Decanter 97/100: deep mid-gold in colour, with a thick textured mist of scent hinting at grapes, oranges, honey and beeswax. It’s weighty, sweet, rich, deep and chewy on the palate with ample waxy orange richness balanced by sustained, fruit-saturated acidity. Gratifying, diverting, generous.’
Tim Atkin 96/100: First Growth status
Bright and yellow gold in colour. The nose displays aromas of citrus, ginger and fresh nutmeg. Elegant, well rounded in acidity with a creamy mouthfeel, the flavours follow through offering a zesty mid palate. Full and refreshing, the wine concludes with a long and concentrated finish.
The wine was aged in a combination of 50 % new French oak, Hungarian oak and French Acacia. It was left for a period of 3 years in barrel on the gross lees before racking out and blending. It spent a further 6 months in tank before bottling.
Alcohol: 14.09% vol
Residual Sugar: 166.3g/l
Total Acid: 6.8g/l
Composition: 100% Muscat de Frontignan