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2017 Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon "Paul Sauer"

Kanonkop 2017 Paul Sauer Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Kanonkop

Vintage: 2017

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Paul Sauer"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Cabernet Franc & 7% Merlot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Simonsberg/Stellenbosch

State or country: South Africa

Price: $63

Cases produced: 3,500

KWG Score: 92 (based on 4 reviews)

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

Review date: June 25, 2021

Wine Review: This deep ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon opens with a Chai tea and red licorice bouquet with a hint of smoke and wet stone. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and juicy. The flavor profile is stewed black plum and red currant blend notes of Slim Jim. We also detected hints of chai tea and cedar. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins, flavors and acidity show nice length. The Panel would pair this South African Cab with slow-cooked Texas beef brisket. Korean ribs or a smoked pork chop. Enjoy – KWGTP

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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