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2011 Kanonkop South African (Red Blend) "Kadette"

Kanonkop 2011 Kadette

Winery: Kanonkop

Vintage: 2011

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Kadette"

Wine Category: South African (Red Blend)

Grape blend: 57% Pinotage, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot & 3% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Stellenbosch

State or country: South Africa

Price: $15

Cases produced: 3,500

KWG Score: 87 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (87)

Review date: April 19, 2014

Wine Review: This good value wine from South Africa is made mostly with Pinotage. It is dark ruby colored and opens with a black cherry and red raspberry bouquet with hints of new leather and oak. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and juicy. The flavor profile is old school South African in terms of style. It displays cedar plank infused black plum with hints of red currant and red raspberry. The finish is dry and its flavors and gentle tannins fade away nicely. This wine would pair well with beef bourguignon. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: This tasty Cape blend from South Africa's premier Pinotage producer displays ripe, juicy dark berry flavors interlaced with hints of mocha and pleasant herbal and spice notes. A distinctive smoky, tarry character makes this supple, full-bodied red the ultimate grilling/tailgate wine.

Organic status: not organic

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