Source: jamessuckling.com. Issue Date: May 12, 2021 (JS-98)
Extraordinary aromas of white peaches, apricots, vanilla and flowers. Full-bodied and very sweet with so much sweet and dried fruit, such as apricots and tangerines, yet it maintains citrusy freshness and texture, with a long, very sweet finish. Always energetic and vivid. Great length to this. Goes on for minutes. It?s a sweet wine to drink when young, to marvel over the intensity and verve, yet also one to age for decades. Drink or hold.
Source: June 2022 Week 1, The Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 9th Jun 2022 (RP-96)
While similar in color to the 2017, the 2018 Vin de Constance Natural Sweet Wine possesses a richer, rounder frame than the previous vintage. Devastatingly gorgeous on the nose, the wine exudes ripeness, precision and focus, somersaulting out of the glass with gorgeous aromas of apricot pur?e, white nectarine and yellow peach with heady floral aromas. Compact, medium to full-bodied and unctuous on the palate, the wine explodes, showcasing the greatness of Muscat. The wine continues to unfold in the mouth, expressing additional layers and complexity it sits on the palate. It’s wonderfully textured, and I find myself almost chewing the wine, as there is so much going on with it. Drawing in air over the palate, I continue to slurp the wine and it continues to offer up more of its secrets and complexity. No spitting today. The wine glides to a persistent and world-class finish that has me smitten with this vintage. Do not pass up the opportunity to try this wine.
Drink Date: 2022 – 2065
The nose presents delicate aromas of white flowers, ripe citrus and touch of rosewater & almonds. Flavours of creamy stone fruit, litchi, citrus zest and a lively spice abound creating an ideal balance.