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2014 Kanonkop Pinotage "Estate Wine"

Winery: Kanonkop

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Estate Wine"

Wine Category: Pinotage

Grape blend: 100% Pinotage

Region: Simonsberg/Stellenbosch

State or country: South Africa

Price: $40

Cases produced: 650

KWG Score: 91.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: May 24, 2016

Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored Pinotage from Kanonkop is very good. It opens with a mild blackberry and black licorice bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and really smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty plum and mild blackberry blend with notes of mild minerality and oak. I also detected hints mild black licorice in the background. The finish is dry and its flavors and well managed moderate tannins show very nice length. This terrific Pinotage would pair well with Colorado lamb chops. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Crafted from pioneering Pinotage producer, Kanonkop, this benchmark bottling is a true Cape classic! Enticing, complex and distinctive, it displays juicy layers of dark berries, cassis and plum that intertwine with hints of banana and mocha that are backed by a smoky, minerally undercurrent.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Kanonkop 2014 Pinotage.

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