Kanonkop Estate

Pinotage

9.25 ratings
9.02 pro ratings
Stellenbosch, Coastal Region, Western Cape, South Africa
Pinotage
Top Notes For
Allison Lyzenga

Deep ruby; medium plus intensity aromas of red and black fruit, baking spices, cedar, vanilla, savory smoke, earth; dry, medium plus acid, medium plus tannins, high alcohol, full bodied, pronounced intensity flavors consistent with aromas; long finish, very concentrated, well balanced, very good

Deep ruby; medium plus intensity aromas of red and black fruit, baking spices, cedar, vanilla, savory smoke, earth; dry, medium plus acid, medium plus tannins, high alcohol, full bodied, pronounced intensity flavors consistent with aromas; long finish, very concentrated, well balanced, very good

Feb 19th, 2020
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

The nose reveals ripe, floral; blackberries, dark cherries, amazing blue fruits, plum and raspberries. Dark, rich soils, light sweet baking spices, dark spice, clove, black licorice, sweet tarriness, a little rubber toy, amazing, blue, red, dark fresh florals.

The body is near full. Nice soft, cocoa powdery tannins, meaty, tarry & sticky. Ripe, floral; blackberries, dark cherries, amazing blue fruits, plum, raspberries, dark, rich soils, light sweet baking spices, dark spice, clove, black licorice, sweet tarriness, iodine, a little rubber toy, amazing, blue, red, dark fresh florals. The acidity is outstanding. The finish is well balanced fruit & earth. It’s delicious.

Photos of; their Estate vineyard that produces this bottling being ripped up and will be replanted. They just started taking out the vines days before our visit. Their large enclosed concrete tanks, small stainless steel tanks and the entrance to Kanonkop.

The nose reveals ripe, floral; blackberries, dark cherries, amazing blue fruits, plum and raspberries. Dark, rich soils, light sweet baking spices, dark spice, clove, black licorice, sweet tarriness, a little rubber toy, amazing, blue, red, dark fresh florals.

The body is near full. Nice soft, cocoa powdery tannins, meaty, tarry & sticky. Ripe, floral; blackberries, dark cherries, amazing blue fruits, plum, raspberries, dark, rich soils, light sweet baking spices, dark spice, clove, black licorice, sweet tarriness, iodine, a little rubber toy, amazing, blue, red, dark fresh florals. The acidity is outstanding. The finish is well balanced fruit & earth. It’s delicious.

Photos of; their Estate vineyard that produces this bottling being ripped up and will be replanted. They just started taking out the vines days before our visit. Their large enclosed concrete tanks, small stainless steel tanks and the entrance to Kanonkop.

May 15th, 2019
Hemal Patel

Amazing wine with amazing wife

Amazing wine with amazing wife

Jan 5th, 2020
Nick Shavladze

Nick had this 6 months ago

Nick had this 6 months ago

Feb 3rd, 2021
Mark Sichel

Mark had this a year ago

Mark had this a year ago

Apr 9th, 2020