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Kanonkop Black Label Pinotage 2020

Tasting Notes

A single Pinotage vineyard planted in 1953 is the birthplace of this prized red wine. The majestic old vines offer small berries with extremely concentrated flavours. After fermentation, the wine is placed in new French oak barrels where it ages for 18 months prior to bottling. Dense with dark fruit and black cherry, the wine is sleek and muscular with a luxurious and beguiling presence on the palate. Eminently accessible, this regal wine will age magnificently for 30 years from vintage.

Scores & Reviews

5 Stars 2023 Platter’s South African Wine Guide

From one special, old-vine pinotage vineyard. Gorgeously perfumed aromas, rather Burgundian, on 20 (98 pts) stress the grapes pinot noir parentage. Intense & dense, absorbing the all-new oak, the long finish dry enough. Biggest tannins of this quartet, but juicy & not assertive, nestled in silky velvet. Pricey but unique & wonderful wine – unanswerable testimony to the variety’s potential.

96 pts Tim Atkin MW 2022

Black Label is an expression of Pinotage on granite soils and always produces an intense, structured, age-worthy wine. This combines flavours of fennel, blueberry and blood orange, with fine, sinewy tannins, polished new French oak and a long, distinguished finish. 2024-32



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