2015 Kanonkop Pinotage, Stellenbosch (750ml)

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Country: South Africa
Region: Coastal Region
Sub-Region: Stellenbosch
Grape Varietal: Pinotage
Review Score: 94WA
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

5 bottles in stock and ready to ship.
Ships tomorrow.


The 2015 Black Label Pinotage is the current release, from the oldest vines around 65 years in age. Matured entirely in new French oak for 18 months, it has a ripe and more opulent bouquet compared to the more modest 2014, but what they share is fine delineation and purity, aromas of black cherry, camphor, blueberry and cassis. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent ripe tannin, layers of black fruit intermingling with dried herbs, sage, rosemary and white pepper, fanning out beautifully on the finish. It will benefit from 4-5 years in bottle as usual, but it is an immensely impressive expression of Pinotage—a bit of a head-turner, you could say.

94 points, Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (Issue # 230 - Apr 2017)