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2012 Kanonkop Pinotage "Estate Wine"

Kanonkop 2012 Pinotage

Winery: Kanonkop

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Estate Wine"

Wine Category: Pinotage

Grape blend: 100% Pinotage

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Simonsberg/Stellenbosch

State or country: South Africa

Price: $40

Cases produced: 750

KWG Score: 93.6 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: February 25, 2015

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Pinotage from Kanonkop is terrific! It opens with an attractive plum bouquet with a hint of boysenberry and faint oak. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and juicy. The flavor profile is a tasty mild oak infused plum with notes of black licorice and vanilla-coke. I also detected a hint of coffee as well. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are refined and don't get in the way of the fruit. This Pinotage is impressive and food friendly. It would pair well with beef bourguignon. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Crafted from the grapes of some of South Africa’s oldest Pinotage vines, this benchmark bottling is a true Cape classic! Charmingly complex and distinctive, it boasts succulent layers of dark berries, cassis and plum intertwined with hints of banana and mocha and a smoky, minerally undercurrent.

Organic status: not organic

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