Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2019 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Stellenbosch
R850
In stock
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Please note, this wine is currently available on a pre-release basis. All orders placed now will be packed and delivered after 1 Jul 2022

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Release: 1 Jul 2022
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'The saturated ruby colour is complimented by a dense and interwoven complexity of, tilled earth, nutmeg, bouquet garnie, with classic cedar and red- and black fruits. The wine remains classic, refined, with an elegant structure. The tannins are precise, and together with the clever use of new oak, creates the perfect backdrop to host the complex fruit spectrum. A long, and youthful finish.' – Winemaker

This vintage has not been rated yet, see vintage 2018

'The 2018 Paul Sauer is a classical blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc from vines averaging 30 years of age grown on dryland vineyards of Decomposed Granite and Hutton and Clovelly soils. Vibrant and ruby / purple, the wine almost glows in the glass with inviting promise. At this youthful stage, the Cabernet Sauvignon component shines through strongly revealing a generally dark, broody, black fruited demeanour embellished with subtle notes of saline crème de cassis, star anise, lead pencil shavings, dried violets and signature nuances of freshly tilled earth, buttered brown toast and hints of breakfast espresso. In the mouth, the palate shows gorgeous elegance, purity and fruit focus with the most fine grained filigree tannins, soothingly generous black berry fruits and delicious mouth-watering acids. This wine is precision personified showing such effortless grace and harmony together with a measured power and intensity. The 2018 is certainly a very classically schooled expression that waltzes across the palate without ever putting a foot out of place. Like all truly great Bordeaux blends, this has the finesse and textural harmony to drink on release but also the intensity and gravitas to age effortlessly for 20 to 30+ years.' – Greg Sherwood MW, 97/100

'Matured for 24 months in French oak, 100% new. Red currant, cassis, fresh herbs plus quite prominent vanilla and spice on the nose. The palate is relatively medium-bodied (alcohol is 13.91%) with good freshness and fine tannins. It’s elegant and restrained, a nicely judged offering from a vintage marked by uneven ripening and certainly not in the same league as either 2015 or 2017. A bit unresolved now, this will no doubt grow in stature over time as this cuvée always does.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 92/100

'The saturated ruby colour is complimented by an array of scents typically associated with Paul Sauer – fresh herbs, tilled earth, pencil shavings, spice, red- and black fruits. While being heady and perfumed, the wine remains classic and refined, with an utterly elegant structure. The tannins are precise, and together with the clever use of new oak, creates the perfect backdrop to host the complex fruit spectrum. The finish is sappy and spicy, with layered notes of red fruits and cured meats on the long, youthful finish.' – Abrie Beeslaar, Winemaker
More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Abrie Beeslaar
Alcohol 13.02%
Blend information 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc and 11% Merlot
Drink to Long-term cellaring
Variety Bordeaux Blend
Technical analysis RS: 3.3 g/l | TA: 5.8 g/l | PH: 3.45
Producer information Kanonkop is a fourth generation family estate located on the lower slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain in Stellenbosch. With vineyards over 60 years old, award-winning winemakers and a dedication to tradition, Kanonkop has firmly established themselves as one of South Africa’s ‘First Growth’ properties. Their wines are known to last for decades and in many ways Kanonkop is the embodiment of South African Pinotage.
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