94pointsKanonkop 2017 Cape Winemakers Guild CWG Pinotage (Simonsberg-Stellenbosch)

Cellar Selection

Winemaker: Abrie Beeslaar. This starts off shy and reserved, with tight wood tones that seem to currently cover the black plum and cherry fruits that sit beneath. It's more herbal and spicy in nature right now than fruit-forward, with leather and cured sweet-game tones. It's medium-plus in weight, with a plush feel to the midpalate that is lifted by bright acidity and a fine yet firm structure of tannic support through the finish. This is an infant now, but will surely continue to harmonize and coalesce well through 2035, though best to resist opening prior to 2025. Lauren Buzzeo

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  • Alcohol
    13.84%
  • Bottle Size
    750 ml
  • Category
    Red
  • Importer
    Cape Classics
  • Date Published
    9/20/2019
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