Kanonkop 2018 Pinotage, Stellenbosch


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South Africa’s signature grape Pinotage is a cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsault. It’s uniquely suited to the Cape microclimate and delivers plush fruit with earthy nuances. Kanonkop produces on of the best examples, sourced from 30 to 65 year old bush vines, fermented in concrete tanks then aged 16 months in 80% new French Never oak barrels. Vinous scored this 93 points saying “The 2018 Pinotage comes from vines up to 65 years old, cropped at 5 tons/ha, and raised for 16 months in 80% new oak and 20% second fill. There is a little reduction on the nose, though this is brushed away with aeration to reveal black plum mixed with Christmas cake and a hint of licorice; fine delineation here. The palate is medium-bodied with impressive harmony and focus, the oak seamlessly integrated. There is fine backbone to this Pinotage, and a sustained white pepper finish that lingers. Outstanding. Drinking window: 2021 – 2033” Wine Spectator scored this 92 points saying “A sleek, medium- to full-…


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