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2013 Kanonkop Pinotage "Black Label"

Winery: Kanonkop

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Black Label"

Wine Category: Pinotage

Grape blend: 100% Pinotage

Region: Simonsberg/Stellenbosch

State or country: South Africa

Price: $275

Cases produced: 290

KWG Score: 94.2 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (94)

Review date: May 21, 2016

Wine Review: This very very dark violet colored Pinotage is Excellent! It opens with a fragrant and attractive blueberry bouquet with hints of boysenberry and plum. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, fruit forward and savory. The flavor profile is a delicious mild mineral infused black plum with notes of boysenberry. I also detected hints of black licorice and oak. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins build up and last for a very long time. This lengthy Pinotage would pair perfectly with a well-marbled ribeye. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Crafted from the fruit of South Africa's oldest Pinotage vines, this single vineyard creation is one of the Cape’s cult collectibles. Structured and concentrated, the unique flavor profile boasts bold dark fruit notes with complex nuances of earth and spice which are seamlessly supported by sleek, velvety tannins.

Organic status: not organic

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