I recently saw a post announcing that Klein Constantia was introducing an event called Vintage Days. Every Monday and Tuesday for the month of November, they are hosting tastings until 7pm in the evening, where you have the opportunity to taste rare and limited wines from their library. Intrigued, we set off after work on Monday for a visit.
Essentially, it is the usual Klein Constantia tasting (which starts at R100 per person), but they will substitute any two of the library wines selected for the week into your tasting at no extra fee. This week, the library selections were: 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2006 Anwilka, 2017 Perdeblokke Sauvignon Blanc, and 2011 Brut Cap Classique Reserve.
We chose the 2011 Brut Cap Classique Reserve and 2006 Anwilka to substitute into our tasting. The 2011 Brut Cap Classique Reserve was beautiful and flavourful on the tongue. The 2006 is certainly a lot more mellower compared to the 2015, but personally I perfer the latter, as it’s bolder and spicer, which I am partial to.
We also enjoyed a cheese platter (which is R150 and contains 4 cheeses) with our tasting, and it really was an ideal way to start the week. The later closing of 7pm means you don’t feel as rushed, and the it’s nice that you have the power to customize your own tasting. A fun start-of-the-week treat.