That Napoleon whiled away his final exile on St. Helena drinking vast quantities of Constantia nectar Vin de Constance has long been used by that appellation as a marketing USP. Now that monopoly on the little corporal is being challenged from an unlikely source: the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge (heaven and earth ridge). Highlighted as one of five SA recommendations from the purple pen of Jancis Robinson in the Financial Times today, the tasting note for Peter-Allan Finlayson’s Crystallum, Cuvée Cinéma Pinot Noir 2008 lets le chat well and truly out of le sac.

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Constantia and Hemel-en-Aarde compete for Napoleon

That Napoleon whiled away his final exile on St. Helena drinking vast quantities of Constantia nectar Vin de Constance has long been used by that appellation as a marketing USP. Now that monopoly on

 

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