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Kanonkop, Kadette, Pinotage, Stellenbosch, South Africa

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Kanonkop, Kadette, Pinotage, Stellenbosch, South Africa

REVIEWS:
5.00

5.00 out of 5

PRODUCER:
Kanonkop Estate

SIZE:
750ML

TYPE:
RED WINE

CRITIC SCORE:
87/100

(1 customer review)

Kanonkop Estate

750ML

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Making up 50% of all plantings, Kanonkop’s Pinotage vines have been retained as bush vines to provide optimum sunlight and therefore maximum ripeness. Attractive crimson hues, with scented aromas of red currants, strawberry confit and dried rose petals. The palate is medium-bodied and opulent, with finely textured tannins and flavours of red pastille sweets, bright cherries and a hint of spice. The acidity is in balance with the fruit and wood components, and adds a sparkle of freshness to the alluring red berry flavours on the finish. Try pairing with smoked game.

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COUNTRY:

South Africa

GRAPE:

Pinotage

REGION:

Cape West Coast, Stellenbosch

DRINKING
WINDOW:

2021 - 2026

VINTAGE:

2019

ABV:

14.5%

SKU: 100765 Category: Tags: , ,

    Description

    Kanonkop is situated on the lower slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain in Stellenbosch, from where it produces award-winning wines. A fourth generation family estate, it was originally purchased by JW Sauer (a cabinet member in the parliament of the Union of South Africa) and has been in the family ever since, now in the talented hands of its current owners Paul and Johann Krige and winemaker Abrie Beeslaar.

    Listed as a ‘first growth’ by Tim Atkin MW, Kanonkop is famed for its red wines, particularly Pinotage, which makes up 50% of vineyard plantings, as well as Cabernet Sauvignon (35%), Merlot (7.5%) and Cabernet Franc. The name Kanonkop was derived from a kopje (hillock), from which a cannon was fired in the 17th century to alert farmers in outlying areas that sailing ships plying the waters between Europe and the Far East had entered Table Bay for a stopover at Cape Town. Paul Sauer 2015 is the first South African wine to be awarded 100 points in Tim Atkin MW’s South African Report.

    Making up 50% of all plantings, Kanonkop’s Pinotage vines have been retained as bush vines to provide optimum sunlight and therefore maximum ripeness. Attractive crimson hues, with scented aromas of red currants, strawberry confit and dried rose petals. The palate is medium-bodied and opulent, with finely textured tannins and flavours of red pastille sweets, bright cherries and a hint of spice. The acidity is in balance with the fruit and wood components, and adds a sparkle of freshness to the alluring red berry flavours on the finish. Try pairing with smoked game.

    1 review for Kanonkop, Kadette, Pinotage, Stellenbosch, South Africa

    1. sam08

      Very smooth and a rich fruity taste. My favourite red. Under rated!

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    CRITIC REVIEWS

    CRITIC SCORE:
    87/100

    The 2019 Pinotage Kadette has a relatively light but precise bouquet of licorice-tinged blackberry and blueberry fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with a slightly sour entry, modest depth and a gritty finish that just needs a little more flesh. Fine.
    87/100 - Neal Martin, Vinous (Tasted July 2021)