Golden Kaan Pinotage 2005

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Wine Tasting Notes PINOTAGE is the quintessential South African grape. A rare find indeed! A distinctive ruby-red appearance loaded with plum and raspberries. Wood tannins are well-integrated and friendly. An excellent example of this unique South African grape.

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Golden Kaan:
Golden Kaan are wines produced in the Western Cape of South Africa. This fairly new winery, based in Paarl, uses select grapes from vineyards throughout the region. The wines are value-driven examples of local and indigenous varietals, such as Pinotage, Shiraz, Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc available in red, white and rosé.

Member Reviews for Golden Kaan Pinotage

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Snooth User: winolee
40928559
3.00 5
02/12/2009

My cousin brought this over for me to try. I love it when someone brings me something out of the box. If left to my own devices, I usually end up with a Bordeaux or Aussie Shiraz. This is the first time I've had a South African or a Pinotage, so I really do not have much of a comparative perspective. I like the light fruitiness to it. It felt a bit watery - definitely a light bodied wine. One noticeable thing is the astringent component in it. I'd be interested to see if this is a characteristic of a Pinotage. Overall, good QPR. I would not choose this as my wine & cheese wine. Rather, it would be great for my summer barbeques and gatherings. It could also possibly go well with asian food or spicy food.


Snooth User: skip22963
979037
4.50 5
11/16/2008

this is currently my favorite wine. it pairs beutifully with a wide variety of foods and I have had a ton of compliments on it from my guests.


Snooth User: NightHeron
129297148
3.50 5
02/18/2009

My first Penotage. Like Pinot Noir, this wine changes dramatically with food. When opened, the aromas of Marachino cherries fill the room. With sweet/sour pot roast, the aromas change somehow, and the fruity taste becomes quite dry. On later sips, the fruit returns, filling the mouth with strawberries or cherries and then finishing dry with a distinctive aftertaste. I love Pinot Noir, so I may put this second until I get some more samples.On second day, the 2/3 filled bottle opened up even more, with very nice plum-cherry flavors alone. And then, with pot roast and potatoes, a clean fruity, mouth filling flavor that finishes clean but long and dry. A very nice dinner wine for rich meat dishes. How can they make this wine and ship it here for this price?


Snooth User: alpinebryant
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4.00 5
10/21/2009

I have drank a case of this wine and bought a second case for my father. I was standard ware with Cabernet Sauvignon wines, but fell upon this wine and thought it was great. Sweet, oaky and fruity flavored. I would recommend this wine to all that seek a flavorful red wine without the bitter bit of some cab sav


Snooth User: Jasper
4078812
4.00 5
01/08/2008

Just tasted the 2005 vintage - yummy! Aromas of green olives, sage and tobacco with cranberry fruit flavors and refined tannins. Pairings: Roast Leg of Lamb


Snooth User: Aibolit
6120817
4.00 5
10/15/2010

Very nice wine


Snooth User: matthewpace
12165130
2.00 5
01/23/2009

Two glasses


External Reviews for Golden Kaan Pinotage

External Review
07/31/2008

from South Africa


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesPINOTAGE is the quintessential South African grape. A rare find indeed! A distinctive ruby-red appearance loaded with plum and raspberries. Wood tannins are well-integrated and friendly. An excellent example of this unique South African grape.


External Review
05/18/2010

1 x 750ML Bottle



Wine Tasting Notes PINOTAGE is the quintessential South African grape. A rare find indeed! A distinctive ruby-red appearance loaded with plum and raspberries. Wood tannins are well-integrated and friendly. An excellent example of this unique South African grape.

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