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Kanonkop Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Simonsberg-Stellenbosch 2017

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From a superb vintage and perfect site for the grape, this 100% cabernet sauvignon is fragrant, structured, textured and impressive now but will reward the patient. Platter’s South African Wine Guide tells you all you need to know about South African wine, and the 2022 edition says of this 5-star winning wine: 'Particularly fine, offering immediate complexity, with tobacco-cedar merged into the sweetly delicious fruit in the context of youthful austerity and succulent tannins'.
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Code: SA18311

Wine characteristics

  • Red Wine
  • Full-bodied
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 75cl
  • Now to 2031
  • 15% Alcohol
  • oak used but not v. noticeable
  • Cork, natural
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Kanonkop

Kanonkop, in Stellenbosch, is a leading South African estate with a whole raft of awards to its name. Kanonkop means ‘Cannon Hill’ and originates from the days when cannons were fired to signal the arrival of Dutch trade ships into Cape Town harbour.

This estate is probably the most famous producer of pinotage internationally and was one of the first ever estates to even grow the grape. Incumbent winemaker, Abrie Beeslaar won the esteemed title of IWSC International Winemaker of the Year award in 2008, having taken over from legendary predecessor and so-called ‘king of pinotage’, Beyers Truter.

Kanonkop is renowned for its red varietals, and chooses to specialise in only a few wines. Apart from its famous pinotage, the other grapes grown here are cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc which go into its very approachable Cape Blend, and the best into its iconic cabernets and Paul Sauer bottlings. These tend to be big, robust wines which go superbly well with red meat and spicy dishes.

The Times

Fragrant, full-bodied, new oak-aged beast with lashings of fruit and spice

Jane MacQuitty

The Times

Fragrant, full-bodied, new oak-aged beast with lashings of fruit and spice

Jane MacQuitty

The Sunday Times

A velvety cabernet sauvignon from one of South Africa’s top producers that marries the expressive, floral style of the southern hemisphere with an intense grippy finish.

Will Lyons

JancisRobinson.com

Glowing, dark crimson. Much, much more subtle than the previous Cabernets in this Wine Society showing, with unusual dried herb present on the palate. Certainly needs food, but it’s a serious,...
Glowing, dark crimson. Much, much more subtle than the previous Cabernets in this Wine Society showing, with unusual dried herb present on the palate. Certainly needs food, but it’s a serious, well-balanced wine. 16.5/20
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Jancis Robinson MW

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