Kanonkop Pinotage Stellenbosch 2009
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.
Oaky and spicy with a plum flavor.
External Reviews for Kanonkop Pinotage Stellenbosch
Aus 55jährigen Reben, tiefes Purpurrot, verblüffende Fruchtaromen, würzig und fruchtig, kompakt, aus exzellenter Lage am Simonsberg. Kräftiges dunkles Purpurrot, konzentriert, schwarze Beeren, vielfältich und reich, zart Leder und Pilze, im Gaumen mit viel Kraft und Körper, dann weich und füllig, zeigt Schmelz und Charakter zugleich.
The 2009 Pinotage is quite subdued on the nose with tightly wound blackberry and mulberry fruit and good definition. The palate is medium-bodied with chewy tannins on the entry and a gentle but insistent grip. The finish is comparatively dense with t... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Stellenbosch in South Africa. 2009 Kanonkop Pinotage 750ml
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.
Dark red. Sexy, floral aromas of dark raspberry, strawberry and blackberry; rather pinot-like in its perfume. Then rich and silky but gripping, with concentrated, sappy flavors of black cherry and mocha energized by harmonious acidity. Finishes wi... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Proprietary Blend wine from Stellenbosch in South Africa. 2009 Kanonkop Pinotage 750ml