Kanonkop Pinotage 2018 (750ml)

Kanonkop Pinotage 2018 (750ml)

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South Africa
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$82.00
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Displaying a dark ruby core with purple and red hints on the rim, the 2018 Pinotage Stellenbosch opens with a nose of sweet, confected plums, black raspberry, mocha and hints of sweet oak spice. Medium to full-bodied, the wine displays sweet fruit on the palate with a generous helping of 80% new French oak. It ends with sappy plums and black cherry skin flavors that give way to tight tannins that linger on the long finish. There are plenty of winemaking practices happening with the expression that creates an enjoyable experience for the drinker. Anthony Mueller, Robert Parker Wine Advocate

The 2018 Pinotage comes from vines up to 65 years old, cropped at 5 tons/ha, and raised for 16 months in 80% new oak and 20% second fill. There is a little reduction on the nose, though this is brushed away with aeration to reveal black plum mixed with Christmas cake and a hint of licorice; fine delineation here. The palate is medium-bodied with impressive harmony and focus, the oak seamlessly integrated. There is fine backbone to this Pinotage, and a sustained white pepper finish that lingers. Outstanding. Neal Martin, Vinous

Region: Stellenbosch, South Africa

Grape Varietal: 100% Pinotage

Critic Rating: Robert Parker Wine Advocate 90 Points, Vinous 93 Points

Suggested Drink Window: 2020 - 2030