Winemaker: Abrie Beeslaar. Kanonkop is known for their Pinotage, and this special selection is a complete stunner. It's tight and young now, needing time to really develop and mature, but evolve gracefully it certainly will, thanks to the ripe, rich fruit core, robust tannins, medium acidity and overall exceptional balance. Hints of biltong, game, sweet smoke, graphite and licorice add depth to the notes of blackberry, cherry and plum. Don't even think about drinking this now; lay it down until 2018, and enjoy it through 2026.
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Reviews wines from South Africa and Languedoc-Roussillon.
Buzzeo joined Wine Enthusiast Magazine
in 2006 as a tasting coordinator, and eventually became Tasting Director and Senior Editor, responsible for overseeing all aspects of the tasting and review program. Most recently, Buzzeo assumed the role of Managing Editor. Since coming to Wine Enthusiast
, she has made it one of her personal missions to promote the acceptance of cross-drinking, encouraging everyone to embrace finely crafted libations across all beverage categories. Buzzeo is also an avid homebrewer and a member of the AHA (American Homebrewers Association).