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2016 Kanonkop Pinotage "Estate Wine"

Kanonkop 2016 Pinotage

Winery: Kanonkop

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Estate Wine"

Wine Category: Pinotage

Grape blend: 100% Pinotage

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Simonsberg/Stellenbosch

State or country: South Africa

Price: $45

Cases produced: 6,665

KWG Score: 92.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: February 20, 2019

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Pinotage from Kanonkop is very good. It opens with a smoky strawberry bouquet with a hint of cedar. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and juicy. The flavor profile is a tasty smoky oak influenced red plum with notes of integrated minerality. I also detected hints of red raspberry, teriyaki beef stick and cola. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins stick around for a while. This Pinotage is still young and gets even better on day two. I would decant it and serve it with South African sausage, aka Boerwors. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Crafted from the fruit of some of South Africa's oldest Pinotage vines, this benchmark bottling is a true Cape classic! Alluringly complex and distinctive, it boasts bold flavors of plum and red berries with notes of dark chocolate, vanilla and aromatic spice. This complex and balanced wine is accessible now, but will continue to develop for 10-15 years if cellared properly

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Kanonkop 2016 Pinotage.

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