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2016 Kanonkop South African (Red Blend) "Paul Sauer"

Kanonkop 2016 Paul Sauer

Winery: Kanonkop

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Paul Sauer"

Wine Category: South African (Red Blend)

Grape blend: 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc & 13% Merlot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Simonsberg/Stellenbosch

State or country: South Africa

Price: $63

Cases produced: 3,400

KWG Score: 92.8 (based on 6 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: December 2, 2020

Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored Cabernet based wine from Kanonkop opens with a mild cedar and red plum bouquet with a hint of strawberry licorice. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and round. The flavor profile is a mild cedar influenced red plum and red currant blend with notes of black tea and gentle graphite. The finish delivers mild tannins that are nicely sustained yet are food friendly. This South African blend would pair perfectly with the grilled wild boar tenderloin from Jiko at Disney's Animal Kingdom lodge. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: This powerful yet elegant Bordeaux blend is a true South African classic. It exhibits intense aromas and rich flavors of cassis, plum and licorice, with underlying notes of leather and tealeaf. Enticing hints of violets, underbrush, and cigar box linger on the long, silky finish.

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