Kanonkop Estate Pinotage Simonsberg-Stellenbosch 2005

Winemaker's Notes:

A full-bodied red wine with purple-red hues and good depth of color. Concentrated red berry fruits of dark cherries plums and spicy fruit cake layers provide an uplifted intensity. The nose is clean and pure with layers of rich dense fruits. Oak provides a caramel/mocha complexity. The long brooding palate has an abundance of soft round juicy red berry fruits. The vibrant sweet palate has aniseed spice and black pepper complexity with mineral gravely texture providing some dryness. Fine soft powdery tannins add structural focus and length.

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Kanonkop Estate:
Kanonkop Estate has been described by those in the know as being the South African equivalent of a Premier Cru or First Growth. International awards accumulated over more than a decade have gone a long way to substantiate these claims.

External Reviews for Kanonkop Estate Pinotage Simonsberg-Stellenbosch

External Review
Source: Melange Wines
10/06/2009

A full-bodied red wine with purple-red hues and good depth of color. Concentrated red berry fruits of dark cherries plums and spicy fruit cake layers provide an uplifted intensity. The nose is clean and pure with layers of rich dense fruits. Oak provides a caramel/mocha complexity. The long brooding palate has an abundance of soft round juicy red berry fruits. The vibrant sweet palate has aniseed spice and black pepper complexity with mineral gravely texture providing some dryness. Fine soft powdery tannins add structural focus and length.


External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
05/14/2008

Pinotage, a cross of Cinsaut and Pinot Noir, thrives in the Stellenbosch region of South Africa. Kanonkop has long been recognized as producing the benchmark for this varietal. Richly fruited with mouth-coating notes of red and black berries in a medium bodied style, this wine has good structure for ageing and avoids the astringency so commonly found with this particular grape variety.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
04/16/2009

Tiefes Purpurrot, verblüffende Frucht-Aromen, würzig, fruchtig, kompakt.


External Review
Source: Melange Wines
10/06/2009

89WS no further case discount



A full-bodied red wine with purple-red hues and good depth of color. Concentrated red berry fruits of dark cherries plums and spicy fruit cake layers provide an uplifted intensity. The nose is clean and pure with layers of rich dense fruits. Oak provides a caramel/mocha complexity. The long brooding palate has an abundance of soft round juicy red berry fruits. The vibrant sweet palate has aniseed spice and black pepper complexity with mineral gravely texture providing some dryness. Fine soft powdery tannins add structural focus and length.

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