“Nadia expressed that the 2007 vintage was warm in the summer, but not during harvest. The conditions were just perfect during picking. There was more fruit on the wine than 2005, which is to be expected. Again the wine was fresh and complex with the potential to age another 10 years. This is a wine you can drink now or wait.”
Klein Constantia - Bloomberg
Vin De Constance
“This opulent, apricot-colored nectar from South Africa is one of the world’s great sweet wines, prized by Napoleon and Queen Victoria. I’d never tasted this superb vintage until it was served at a small dinner at Pomerol’s Château Clinet, alongside the great 2007 Château d’Yquem. It stood up to the comparison. The Vin de Constance was as complex and rich but at one-fifth the price of Yquem—which doesn’t have to battle baboons to survive.”
Bodega Contador - Decanter
“Benjamín Romeo was winemaker at Artadi for years before setting up on his own. He has a high-scoring, rockstar reputation, but is dedicated to old-vine Tempranillo and Tempranillo Peludo (meaning ‘hairy’). Contador, the top wine, is 86% Tempranillo and 14% Garnacha, aged for 18 months in new French oak. Unexpectedly elegant, with a superbly complex palate of black fruit, sweet spice and espresso.”
"Showing a few brassy highlights to its straw color, Pewsey Vale's 2007 The Contours Museum Reserve Riesling is mature, offering hints of toasted coconut, beeswax, lime marmalade and bergamot oil. It's medium-bodied, fully dry and long on the finish, extended by electric acids and a zesty-briny character that lingers into next week. I wouldn't cellar it too much longer, but it's nice that the winery held some back so we can taste what mature Eden Valley Riesling can be."