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2019 Kanonkop South African (Red Blend) "Kadette Cape Blend"

Kanonkop 2019 Kadette Cape Blend

Winery: Kanonkop

Vintage: 2019

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Kadette Cape Blend"

Wine Category: South African (Red Blend)

Grape blend: 44% Pinotage, 29% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, & 2% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Stellenbosch

State or country: South Africa

Price: $18

Cases produced: 125,000

KWG Score: 89 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: January 20, 2022

Wine Review: This deep ruby colored blend from Kanonkop opens with a cured meat and fig bouquet with hints of cedar. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with medium acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced and juicy. The flavor profile is a very traditional South African red blend. It features Slim Jim flavors along with cedar, fig, and red plum. I also detected hints of red raspberry and cinnamon mixed in. The finish is dry, and its moderate tannins are tamed. This wine is a rustic South African style. It is a very good weekday offering to pair with grilled Brats with sautéed red peppers or with a lamb burger. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The bright ruby color of the Kadette Cape Blend 2019 has vibrant crimson hues, with complimenting aromas of raspberries, dark cherries, plums, cinnamon, and cloves. Supple, elegant tannins and a fresh seam of acidity are beautifully balanced with a vibrant explosion of fruit on the palate. Juicy flavors of red and black fruits, and a hint of chocolate, dominate the lengthy finish. Pair with pizza, barbequed meat, beef, or lamb burgers.

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