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2017 Kanonkop Pinotage "Estate Wine"

Kanonkop 2017 Pinotage

Winery: Kanonkop

Vintage: 2017

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Estate Wine"

Wine Category: Pinotage

Grape blend: 100% Pinotage

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Stellenbosch

State or country: South Africa

Price: $45

Cases produced: 4,250

KWG Score: 91.5 (based on 4 reviews)

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

Review date: December 31, 2019

Wine Review: This dark red colored Pinotage from Kanonkop opens with a musty rubber, black cherry and smoky oak. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, juicy and fruit forward. The flavor profile is a tasty cherry and strawberry blend with notes of cedar plank influence. While not as complex as past vintages, it is still very good. The finish is dry and its flavors and moderate dusty tannins sticky around for quite a while. This Pinotage would pair well with duck confit. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Crafted from the fruit of some of South Africa’s oldest Pinotage vines this wine is bright ruby red. It is a textbook Stellenbosch Pinotage with aromatic and spicy aromas of mulberry, raspberry and cinnamon. Muscular, well integrated tannins add great structure. Flavors of bramble, violets, plums and blackberries are balanced by scented new oak. An elegant wine with savory notes on the lengthy finish, and a lifting underlying freshness, it is accessible now, but will continue to develop for 10-15 years if cellared properly.

Organic status: not organic

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