Klein Constantia

Metis Contantia Sauvignon Blanc

9.08 ratings
9.04 pro ratings
Constantia, Coastal Region, Western Cape, South Africa
Sauvignon Blanc
Cheddar & Gruyere, Tomato-Based, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Goat & Feta Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Salads & Greens, Meaty & Oily Fish, Fruit Desserts, Shellfish
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

The nose is a little shy with just a touch of funk. Muted; lemon, lime, white peach, apricot, grapefruit with pith, cut grass, hints of flint, light volcanic minerals, beautiful soft chalkiness, vanilln, oak notes and spring flowers.

The palate shows some age and softening. This bottling might need some food to really make it shine. The body is round and softer than their 2018 1865 bottling. Understated lemon, lime, white peach, apricot, grapefruit with pith, touch of cut grass, hints of flint, a little green bean, light volcanic minerals, beautiful soft chalkiness, vanilln, oak notes and spring flowers. Nice high acidity and a beautiful understated finish with the exception of more pronounced minerality on the long set.

Photos of, an aerial photos of the vineyards with designations, branded oak barrel, a bottle in their tasting room Alnwick Castle Constantia of 1791 or 1809 from the Duke of Northumberland and tasting lounge area.

The nose is a little shy with just a touch of funk. Muted; lemon, lime, white peach, apricot, grapefruit with pith, cut grass, hints of flint, light volcanic minerals, beautiful soft chalkiness, vanilln, oak notes and spring flowers.

The palate shows some age and softening. This bottling might need some food to really make it shine. The body is round and softer than their 2018 1865 bottling. Understated lemon, lime, white peach, apricot, grapefruit with pith, touch of cut grass, hints of flint, a little green bean, light volcanic minerals, beautiful soft chalkiness, vanilln, oak notes and spring flowers. Nice high acidity and a beautiful understated finish with the exception of more pronounced minerality on the long set.

Photos of, an aerial photos of the vineyards with designations, branded oak barrel, a bottle in their tasting room Alnwick Castle Constantia of 1791 or 1809 from the Duke of Northumberland and tasting lounge area.

Apr 22nd, 2019
Jake Hajer

Gamey, blue cheese and slate. Pumpkin seeds and salt. Punchy, almost petillant.

Gamey, blue cheese and slate. Pumpkin seeds and salt. Punchy, almost petillant.

Nov 18th, 2018
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

8.9

Second of the Sauvignon Blancs at Klein Constantia.

Light greenish yellow with floral, lemon grass and green notes on the nose. High acidity (7/10) with a medium body. Granny smith apples on the palate with some lemon zest. Medium plus finish with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Drink till 2022.

Aged in stainless steel and on the lees for nine months.

Second of the Sauvignon Blancs at Klein Constantia.

Light greenish yellow with floral, lemon grass and green notes on the nose. High acidity (7/10) with a medium body. Granny smith apples on the palate with some lemon zest. Medium plus finish with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Drink till 2022.

Aged in stainless steel and on the lees for nine months.

Dec 17th, 2017
Penny Wild-perkowski

2016

Jul 21st, 2019
Stanislav Lobanov

16/20 (88/100) Свежий, сдержанный аромат с нотами зелёных яблок, смородинового листа, лимонного сока и молочной карамели. Умеренная кислотность. Во вкусе ощущается спиртуозность. Неплохо, но не особо впечатлило.

16/20 (88/100) Свежий, сдержанный аромат с нотами зелёных яблок, смородинового листа, лимонного сока и молочной карамели. Умеренная кислотность. Во вкусе ощущается спиртуозность. Неплохо, но не особо впечатлило.

Oct 26th, 2018
Web Bond

Web had this a year ago

Web had this a year ago

May 9th, 2019
Sarah Oettel

Sarah had this 2 months ago

Sarah had this 2 months ago

May 19th, 2020
Stephen Edelblut

Stephen had this 2 months ago

Stephen had this 2 months ago

Apr 25th, 2020