Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2017 (750ml)

Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2017 (750ml)

South Africa
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Mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with 17% Cabernet Franc and 7% Merlot, the 2017 Paul Sauer offers a juicy, red-fruited nose with heady floral aromas and oak tones of cinnamon, vanilla and sweet cedar. Medium to full-bodied, flavors of red plum skin and dark cherry juice cover the palate with rosewater elements before gripping tannins expresses on the tongue. The wine lingers with a richness and robustness with vibrant, juicy flavors of currant and cassis, ending with a long, succulent finish. This shares many of the same similarities in style with its 2015 bottling and should age just as gracefully. Anthony Mueller, Robert Parker Wine Advocate

The 2017 Paul Sauer is a blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Cabernet Franc and 7% Merlot, cropped at 4.5 tons/ha and matured for 24 months in new French oak from Nevers. It has an intense, high-toned bouquet of black cherries, blueberry jam, fresh fig and glycerine; the warmth of the growing season comes through here. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, a fine bead of acidity and a palpable sense of control. Displaying superb delineation and seamlessly integrated new oak, this is a very classy Paul Sauer that should give 15–20 years of drinking pleasure. Neal Martin, Vinous

Region: Stellenbosch, South Africa

Grape Varietal: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Cabernet Franc and 7% Merlot

Critic Rating: Robert Parker Wine Advocate 93 Points, Vinous 94 Points

Suggested Drink Window: 2022 - 2040