Kanonkop, Pinotage 750ml 2001

South Africa, Stellenbosch
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Kanonkop Estate is situated on the lower slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain in the Stellenbosch Region of the Cape and confidently boasts with some of South Africa’s most premium wines.

Kanonkop is a fourth generation family estate, which was originally purchased by JW Sauer, a cabinet member in the parliament of the Union of South Africa. This estate has since then been handed down from father to son for over 40 years and is now in the talented, capable hands of its current owners Paul & Johann Krige.

The name Kanonkop was derived from a kopje (hillock), from which a cannon was fired in the 17th Century to alert farmers in outlying areas that sailing ships plying the waters between Europe and the Far East had entered Table Bay for a stopover at Cape Town.

Tasting notes:
'Right on stride, with a nice lacing of cedar and espresso bean guiding the dark, macerated plum, fig and currant fruit. Features maduro tobacco and bittersweet cocoa notes on the finish, with a graphite hint as well.--Non-blind Kanonkop vertical tasting (2010).' – Wine Spectator, 91/100

'Good deep red. Aromas of black raspberry, currant and smoke. Sweet, lush and broad, with enticing berry flavors. Wonderfully round, inviting pinotage, finishing ripely tannic, long and sweet. "We look for sweet flavor, but that same element is what will give the wine secondary forest floor flavors after five years," notes Beeslaar. "The tannins are soft but that doesn't mean they're not there."' – Vinous.com, Stephen Tanzer, 90/100

More Information
Bottle Size 750ml
Style Red
Country South Africa
Rating WS 91
Drink To Drink or cellar
Price R1,100.00
Producer Kanonkop
Region Stellenbosch
Variety Pinotage
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AG: Antonio Galloni of Vinous.com  |  AM: Allen Meadows of Burghound.com  |  CE: Christian Eedes of Winemag.co.za  |  DEC: Decanter  |  GS: Greg Sherwood MW  |  JR: JancisRobinson.com  |  NM: Neal Martin of Vinous.com OM: Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show  |  PG: Platter's Guide  |  ST: Stephen Tanzer of Vinous.com  |  TA: Tim Atkin MW  |  VIN: Vinous.com  |  WA: Wine Advocate  |  WE: Wine Enthusiast  |  WM: Winemag.co.za Report  |  WS: Wine Spectator