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2005 Kanonkop Pinotage "Estate Wine"

Kanonkop 2005 Pinotage

Winery: Kanonkop

Vintage: 2005

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Estate Wine"

Wine Category: Pinotage

Grape blend: Pinotage

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Simonsberg/Stellenbosch

State or country: South Africa

Price: $33

Cases produced: 650

KWG Score: 89 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89.99-87)

Review date: May 30, 2008

Wine Review: I really liked the 2004 vintage version of this wine, so I was looking forward to the 2005 vintage. Although, not as good as the 2004, this wine is a Very Good representation of Pinotage. This dark ruby wine opens with a classic smoky and oaky bouquet. On the palate, this medium bodied wine is a fruit forward wood soaked wine with spicy black cherry flavors. It is round, slightly acidic, rustic, with nice palate presence. The finish is dry, still has a touch of acidity, and noticeable spicy tannins that hang on for some time. This is a fine representative of Pinotage and would pair perfectly with a juicy gourmet burger on medium well with smoked Gouda cheese. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: This benchmark South African Pinotage is a true Cape Classic! Alluringly complex and distinctive, it boasts juicy layers of dark berries, ripe banana and cassis intertwined with smoky, minerally undercurrents.

Organic status: not organic

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