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Kanonkop Pinotage 2012

Kanonkop Pinotage 2012

Sku: 011963

For decades, Kanonkop – South Africa’s equivalent of a “First Growth” – has set the standard for the notoriously fickle Pinotage grape, a cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsault. The estate’s stunning, age-worthy bottlings show the heights this unique varietal can attain when placed in the hands of a master! Alluringly complex and distinctive, this benchmark Pinotage boasts juicy layers of dark berries, ripe banana and cassis intertwined with hints of bacon and mocha.

 Wine Advocate 91 points (Oct 2014)
The 2012 Pinotage Stellenbosch, which is also raised in 80% new oak, has a little more vigor and opulence compared to the 2011, with orange-sorbet infused black fruit, a touch of creme de cassis and licorice. The palate is medium-bodied with a fine candied entry, lovely orange sorbet and marmalade notes with a touch of allspice and white pepper toward the finish. Lovely.
 Wine Spectator 92 points (Jun 11 2014)
Enticing and well ahead of the Pinotage pack, with alluring blueberry, loganberry and raspberry fruit melded seamlessly with anise, fruitcake and ganache notes. Drink now through 2019.—J.M

Wine maker notes
Full bodied wine with a dark purple colour. Intense fruit flavors with soft ripe tannins give this wine maturation potential of up to 15-20 years.

Food pairing
Red meat or spicy Asian style dishes.

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Country: South Africa
Region: Coastal Region
Sub-Region: Stellenbosch
Grape Varietal: Pinotage
Type: Still wine

Reg. $39.99

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