Constantia Nectar 2009 is a natural sweet wine from Muscat de Frontignan grown on the property Huis in Bos, Teddy Hall responsible for vinification. Only two vintages were ever produced – the 2009 and 2010 – grapes subsequently purchased by Klein Constantia for Vin de Constance.
The wine comes in individually kiln-fired ceramic bottles and the Anthony Lane designed label features the Australian Lyrebird, capable of mimicking almost any sound known to man – Huis in Bos owner is former sound engineer Peter Rawbone-Viljoen (brother of Anthony, owner of Oak Valley in Elgin) and the label is intended to reflect his interest in all things audio.
The 2009 shows notes of marmalade, honey, a hint of mint plus some leesy complexity. It comes across rather forcefully, being thick textured but also possessing driving acidity. Quirky but still enjoyable. Price upon request.
July 4, 2014
by Christian (winemag.co.za)