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2014 Kanonkop South African (Red Blend) "Kadette"

Winery: Kanonkop

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Kadette"

Wine Category: South African (Red Blend)

Grape blend: 44% Pinotage, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot & 6% Cabernet Franc

Region: Stellenbosch

State or country: South Africa

Price: $15

Cases produced: 3,250

KWG Score: 88.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: March 18, 2017

Wine Review: This dark red colored Pinotage red blend opens with a fragrant red raspberry, oak and craisin bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, juicy and rustic. The flavor profile is an oak influenced red plum with notes of espresso. I also detected hints of red cherry and faint mineralty towards the end. The finish is dry and its flavors and moderate tannins linger nicely. This wine will appeal to South African fans. It is hearty and affordable. I would pair it with beef stew. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: This succulent Cape blend from South Africa's premier Pinotage producer exhibits ripe, luscious raspberry and black currant flavors that interlace with hints of mocha, blackberry and cinnamon. A distinctive smoky, earthy character makes this supple, full bodied red the ultimate grilling/tailgate wine.

Organic status: not organic

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