Kanonkop

"Kanonkop Estate has been described by those in the know as being the South African equivalent of a Premier Cru or First Growth. International awards accumulated over more than a decade have gone a long way to substantiate these claims."

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ROSE - PINOTAGE *20207.25
A full bodied, dry style of rose with a subtle onion skin colour. Inviting aromas of ripe melon, candyfloss, rose water and summer berries are present on the nose. The flavour profile is packed with juicy raspberry and cherry fruit. The bright acidity and delicate nature of this wine makes it fit for any occasion. Ideally served chilled.
Neal Martin: 89, Wine Advocate: 88, Platter: 83
ROSE - PINOTAGE20238.80
A medium bodied, dry style of rose with a delicate pale-pink colour, and aromas of sweet melon, candyfloss and summer berries. The acidity is fresh and bright, and compliments the sweet fruit character of the Pinotage variety. The palate displays intense flavours of red cherries, melon, strawberry and raspberry, with a creamy texture. The delicate nature of this wine makes it fit for any occasion. Ideally served chilled between 8 - 10 C
Platter: 86
CABERNET SAUVIGNON (Magnum 1,5l)*201357.10
A dense, full bodied Cabernet Sauvignon showing notes of supple blackcurrant, black plum, cedar wood and spice which follows on the palate. The palate offers additional characteristics of pencil shavings, tea leaf and molasses, it is balanced with a good acidity and integrated ripe tannins. A lingering finish to complete a wine which benefits from future bottle maturation of up to 20 years from vintage date. Spent 24 months in 225l Nevers oak, half first, half second fill.
 Tim Atkin: 94, Platter: ****½, James Suckling: 92, Wine Advocate: 91
CABERNET SAUVIGNON201628.55
A classic Simonsberg Cabernet, exuding a sense of coolness, despite the warm vintage conditions. A perfumed nose filled with notes of blackcurrants, fennel, cigar box, tea leaf and fynbos shrub. The palate is delicate and fresh, with an austere old-world charm about it. Grainy tannins compliment the earthy profile, with subtle hints of liquorice on the lengthy finish. The wine was matured for 24 months in 50% new and 50% second fill 225L French Nevers oak barrels.
Platter: 95, Greg Sherwood MW: 94+, Tim Atkin: 93, Wine Spectator: 90
CABERNET SAUVIGNON *201729.95
Dark and brooding, with intricate aromas of oak spice, black berry coulis, graphite powder, tilled earth, wet tobacco and chai tea. The palate is luxurious and utterly elegant, with layered flavours of blackcurrants, morello cherries, crunchy raspberries and dark coffee beans, all of which are framed against a sturdy, yet delicate latticework of finely grained tannins. A wine filled with poise and precision, waiting to unleash the promise of this majestic vintage. The wine was matured for 24 months in 50% new and 50% second fill 225L French Nevers oak barrels.
IWSC: Gold 95, Tim Atkin: 95, Platter: 95, Decanter: 92
CABERNET SAUVIGNON201833.10
A complex nose of dark aromas of black berry, cassis, tobacco with cedar and oak spice. The palate is supple and mouth filling – with concentrated black fruit supported by oak spice, roasted nuts and a hint of fresh fynbos. The tannins are firm yet well-knit and integrated. After malolactic fermentation the wine was matured for 24 months in 50% new and 50% second fill 225L French Nevers oak barrels.
Tim Atkin: 95, Platter: 95
KADETTE CAPE BLEND *201910.25
Vibrant crimson hues, with complimenting aromas of raspberries, dark cherries, plums, cinnamon and cloves. Supple, elegant tannins and a fresh seam of acidity are beautifully balanced with a vibrant explosion of fruit on the palate. Juicy flavours of red and black fruits, and a hint of chocolate, dominate the lengthy finish. Blend consisting of 44% Pinotage, 29% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc. The wine was matured for 12 months in 2nd and 3rd fill 225L French Nevers oak barrels.
Tim Atkin: 92, WS: 89, Platter: 88
KADETTE CAPE BLEND (Magnum 1,5l) *201920.90
Vibrant crimson hues, with complimenting aromas of raspberries, dark cherries, plums, cinnamon and cloves. Supple, elegant tannins and a fresh seam of acidity are beautifully balanced with a vibrant explosion of fruit on the palate. Juicy flavours of red and black fruits, and a hint of chocolate, dominate the lengthy finish. Blend consisting of 44% Pinotage, 29% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc. The wine was matured for 12 months in 2nd and 3rd fill 225L French Nevers oak barrels.
Tim Atkin: 92, WS: 89, Platter: 88
KADETTE CAPE BLEND202010.45
Crimson red in colour, with complimenting aromas of raspberries, dark cherries, black plums, cinnamon, and all spice. Supple, elegant tannins supported by fresh acidity which is balanced with an explosion of fruit on the palate. Juicy flavours of red and black fruits, and a hint of chocolate, all which lingers on the finish. After malolactic fermentation the wine was matured for 12 months in 2nd and 3rd fill 225L French Nevers oak barrels. 43% Pinotage, 33% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc.
Tim Atkin: 91, WS: 88, Platter: 86
KADETTE CAPE BLEND202111.45
It's floral, smooth and refined, with a kiss of oak, blackcurrant leaf and summer pudding flavours and supple tannins. The wine was matured for 12 months in 2nd and 3rd fill 225L French Nevers oak barrels. Blend of 39% Pinotage, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot
Tim Atkin: 91, Platter: 88
KADETTE PINOTAGE *202011.30
Attractive deep plum, with scented aromas of red currants, black cherry, strawberry confit and nutmeg and wood spice. The palate is medium-full bodied and opulent, with finely textured tannins and flavours of red pastille sweets, bright cherries and a hint of nutmeg oak spice and dark chocolate. The acidity is in balance with the fruit and wood components, and adds a sparkle of freshness to the red and black fruit flavours on the finish. After malolactic fermentation the wine was matured for 12 months in 2nd and 3rd fill 225L French Nevers oak barrels.
Tim Atkin: 92, Wine & Spirits Mag.: 89, Platter: 88
KADETTE PINOTAGE202112.25
Bramble, strawberry and liquorice flavours are complemented by succulent tannins and spicy, scented oak. The wine was matured for 12 months in 2nd and 3rd fill 225L French Nevers oak barrels.
Tim Atkin: 93, WS:89, Platter: 88
PAUL SAUER 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION *200999.30
A limited edition Paul Sauer from the 2009 vintage which is specially labelled and packaged in a striking gift box to commemorate 50 years of the Kanonkop wine brand from 1973 – 2023. A classic blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc. This is a fitting tribute to our winemakers Jan Boland Coetzee, Beyers Truter and Abrie Beeslaar who have crafted our wines over five decades, as well as to the Estate s legendary founder, Paul Sauer.
IWSC – Pichon Longueville Trophy for Best Blended Red Wine
PAUL SAUER201940.65
The saturated ruby colour is complemented by a dense and interwoven complexity of tilled earth, nutmeg, bouquet garni, with classic cedar and red- and black fruits. The wine remains classic, refined, with an elegant structure. The tannins are precise, and together with the clever use of new oak, creates the perfect backdrop to host the complex fruit spectrum. A long, and youthful finish. After malolactic fermentation the wine was matured for 24 months in 100% new 225L French Nevers oak barrels. 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc, 11% Merlot.
Tim Atkin: 98, Platter: 93
PAUL SAUER202044.75
This classic wine with a saturated ruby colour, is complemented by a dense and interwoven complexity of tilled earth, bouquet garni, with red- and black currant and cedar. The wine is refined, with an elegant structure, precise tannins, and together with the clever use of new oak, creates the perfect backdrop to host the complex fruit spectrum. A long, and youthful finish. The wine was matured for 24 months in 100% new 225L French Nevers oak barrels. Blend consisting of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Cabernet Franc, 14% Merlot.
Tim Atkin: 97, Platter: 94
PAUL SAUER (Magnum 1,5l) *202089.45
This classic wine with a saturated ruby colour, is complemented by a dense and interwoven complexity of tilled earth, bouquet garni, with red- and black currant and cedar. The wine is refined, with an elegant structure, precise tannins, and together with the clever use of new oak, creates the perfect backdrop to host the complex fruit spectrum. A long, and youthful finish. The wine was matured for 24 months in 100% new 225L French Nevers oak barrels. Blend consisting of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Cabernet Franc, 14% Merlot.
Tim Atkin: 97, Platter: 94
PINOTAGE201929.80
Vibrant aromas of blueberries, ripe plums, black cherries, cinnamon and vanilla on the nose. The palate is sultry and luxurious, with densely packed flavours of berry compote, wild bramble, plum tart and spicy Christmas cake. Ripe tannins are beautifully intertwined between the layers of fruit, adding a dense and broad texture to the wine. The subtle spicy tones and plush black cherry flavours on the lingering finish completes a very elegant and age-worthy wine. The wine was matured for 16 months in 80% new and 20% second fill 225L French Nevers oak barrels.
Tim Atkin: 94, Platter: 94, ABSA Top 10
PINOTAGE (Magnum 1,5l) *201961.70
Vibrant aromas of blueberries, ripe plums, black cherries, cinnamon and vanilla on the nose. The palate is sultry and luxurious, with densely packed flavours of berry compote, wild bramble, plum tart and spicy Christmas cake. Ripe tannins are beautifully intertwined between the layers of fruit, adding a dense and broad texture to the wine. The subtle spicy tones and plush black cherry flavours on the lingering finish completes a very elegant and age-worthy wine. The wine was matured for 16 months in 80% new and 20% second fill 225L French Nevers oak barrels.
Tim Atkin: 94, Platter: 94, ABSA Top 10
PINOTAGE (Double Magnum 3l) *2019159.60
Vibrant aromas of blueberries, ripe plums, black cherries, cinnamon and vanilla on the nose. The palate is sultry and luxurious, with densely packed flavours of berry compote, wild bramble, plum tart and spicy Christmas cake. Ripe tannins are beautifully intertwined between the layers of fruit, adding a dense and broad texture to the wine. The subtle spicy tones and plush black cherry flavours on the lingering finish completes a very elegant and age-worthy wine. The wine was matured for 16 months in 80% new and 20% second fill 225L French Nevers oak barrels.
Tim Atkin: 94, Platter: 94, ABSA Top 10
PINOTAGE202030.70
Bright purple-red colour. Bold aromas of plums, blackberries, hints of liquorice and tar, layers of smoke, roasted nuts and rich vanilla on the nose. The palate is packed with flavours of plums, cherries, black figs, dark chocolate, blackberries and spicy oak. The beautifully integrated plush, creamy tannins with satisfying acidity result in a wonderfully balanced wine with a long finish, promising great maturation potential. After malolactic fermentation the wine was matured for 18 months in 80% new and 20% second fill 225L French Nevers oak barrels.
Tim Atkin: 94, Platter: 93, WS: 91
PINOTAGE202132.45
Bright red in colour, with a purple hue. This Pinotage offers bold plums, blackberries, with layers of liquorice, smoke, roasted nuts and rich vanilla on the nose. Followed by a palate packed with plums, black and red cherries, and dark chocolate, and spicy oak, The integrated and plush ripe tannins together with the satisfying acidity results in a balanced wine with a long finish, promising great maturation potential. the wine was matured for 18 months in 80% new and 20% second fill 225L French Nevers oak barrels.
Platter: 95, Tim Atkin: 94
PINOTAGE (Magnum 1,5l) *202164.90
Bright red in colour, with a purple hue. This Pinotage offers bold plums, blackberries, with layers of liquorice, smoke, roasted nuts and rich vanilla on the nose. Followed by a palate packed with plums, black and red cherries, and dark chocolate, and spicy oak, The integrated and plush ripe tannins together with the satisfying acidity results in a balanced wine with a long finish, promising great maturation potential. the wine was matured for 18 months in 80% new and 20% second fill 225L French Nevers oak barrels.
Platter: 95, Tim Atkin: 94
PINOTAGE BLACK LABEL *2017137.50
Deep purple colour, with intense floral and perfumed top notes of rose petals, followed by aromas of strawberries, mulberries and hints of oak spice. The mid palate is filled with plush flavours of red fruits, plums and chocolate. Seamlessly integrated oak and velvety tannins adds great support and structure. A big, mouth filling, complex and powerful wine, yet elegant at the same time. 100% Pinotage from 64 year old bush vines. 18 months in 100 % new 225L French Nevers oak barrels.
Tim Atkin: 96, Platter: 96, Neal Martin: 96, Wine Advocate: 94
PINOTAGE BLACK LABEL *2018137.50
Deep purple colour, with intense perfumed top notes of rose petals, cinnamon spice, black cherries and dark chocolate. A decadently rich and layered wine, with bold flavours of black cherries, dark plums and wild bramble fruit. The seamlessly integrated oak and velvety tannins add firm support and structure to the sultry fruit core. A big, complex and powerful wine; the proverbial iron fist in a velvet glove! Low yielding 65 year old vines. The wine was matured for 18 months in 100% new 225L French Nevers oak barrels.
Tim Atkin: 96, Neal Martin: 94, Platter: 93, Decanter: 91