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2015 Kanonkop South African (Red Blend) "Kadette Cape Blend"

Kanonkop 2015 Kadette

Winery: Kanonkop

Vintage: 2015

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Kadette Cape Blend"

Wine Category: South African (Red Blend)

Grape blend: 54% Pinotage, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon & 12% Merlot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Stellenbosch

State or country: South Africa

Price: $15

Cases produced: 7,500

KWG Score: 89.7 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: April 16, 2018

Wine Review: This opaque and dark ruby colored Pinotage based wine is a good value. It opens with a fragrant black raspberry bouquet with a hint of leather. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and very juicy. The flavor profile is a boysenberry and stewed plum blend with integrated minerality throughout. I also picked up some notes of beef jerky and toasty oak mixed in. Finally, I detected a hint of strawberry licorice towards the very end. The finish is dry and its flavors fade away nicely. I would pair this wine with a barbecue bacon cheeseburger. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: This juicy 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 pleasant herbal and spice notes. A distinctive smoky, earthy character makes this supple, full-bodied red the ultimate grilling/tailgate wine.

Organic status: not organic

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