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2018 Kanonkop South African (Red Blend) "Kadette Cape Blend"

Kanonkop 2018 Kadette Cape Blend

Winery: Kanonkop

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Kadette Cape Blend"

Wine Category: South African (Red Blend)

Grape blend: 37% Pinotage, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc & 1% Petit Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Stellenbosch

State or country: South Africa

Price: $18

Cases produced: 3,793

KWG Score: 90.8 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89.5)

Review date: April 1, 2021

Wine Review: This deep ruby colored Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blend from South Africa is terrific bargain. It opens with a cranberry, black currant and faint cedar bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and quite juicy. The flavor profile is similar to the nose featuring black currant and black plum with notes of cedar, dark chocolate and graphite. I also detected hints of strawberry and faint cherry-cola towards the very end. The finish is dry and it's noticeable, but reasonable tannins stick around for quite a while. This very good offering would be perfect with grilled steak tips or a juicy burger this summer. Enjoy – Ken and Dave

Winemaker Notes: This savory Cape blend from one of South Africa’s leading Pinotage producers flaunts aromas and flavors of juicy black currant and dark berry fruit, vanilla and tealeaf. It exhibits luscious character, with a fine structure and a fresh, well-balanced acidity.

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