Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 (750ml)

Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 (750ml)

South Africa
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Possessing a deep magenta core with a dark ruby edge, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon emanates with aromas of brown baking spices from the 50% new French oak, followed by a dusty profile of dark red fruits with hints of dried herbs. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is similar to a young Bordeaux from a warm vintage, with fleshy fruit and firm tannins that grip the gumline. The wine displays a long, complex finish that should last past its 15th birthday. Be sure to have some roasted meats on hand to enjoy with this lovely bottle. Give it a try. Anthony Mueller, Robert Parker Wine Advocate

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon has to shake off a bit of reduction, but eventually offers plenty of black fruit, pressed violets and light marine/seaweed aromas. The medium-bodied palate delivers fine-grained tannins and a mixture of red and black fruit laced with tobacco and white pepper, leading to an elegant and quite persistent finish. There’s some quality winemaking on show here. Neal Martin, Vinous

Region: Stellenbosch, South Africa

Grape Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Critic Rating: Robert Parker Wine Advocate 90 Points, Vinous 91 Points

 Suggested Drink Window: 2021 - 2032