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2008 Kanonkop South African (Red Blend) "Paul Sauer"

Kanonkop 2008 Paul Sauer

Winery: Kanonkop

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Paul Sauer"

Wine Category: South African (Red Blend)

Grape blend: 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cabernet Franc, & 9% Merlot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Simonsberg/Stellenbosch

State or country: South Africa

Price: $50

Cases produced: 300

KWG Score: 92.5 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: December 26, 2012

Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored red blend from South Africa opens with a fragrant black raspberry and pomegranate bouquet with hints of new leather and old oak. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, nicely balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is an oak infused sour cherry with hints of black currant and a touch of plum. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins drift away very nicely. This wine would pair well with Italian dishes. I would suggest veal parmigiana. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: This powerful yet elegant Bordeaux blend is a true South African classic. It displays intense aromas and rich flavors of cassis, blackberry and licorice, with underlying notes of leather and tea leaf. Intriguing hints of violets, underbrush and smoky tar carry through on the long, silky finish.

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