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Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 1.5L

About this Wine

WINEMAKER – Abrie Beeslaar
COMPOSITION –  100% Cabernet Sauvignon
ORIGIN – Simonsberg, Stellenbosch
AGE OF VINES –  29 years on average
IRRIGATION –  Dry land vineyards and supplemental
SOIL TYPE –  Decomposed Granite, Hutton and Clovelly
YIELD –  4 tons per hectare
AGEING POTENTIAL –  10 to 15 years from vintage
PRODUCTION VOLUME  – 12 000 cases (6 x 750ml)

VINTAGE CONDITIONS
Winter rainfall was higher than the previous two winters. Irregular temperatures from winter until the flowering period, together with cool growing conditions, led to great variations in the vineyards. The cool weather and regular rain showers led to less water stress for the vines during ripening. Harvest time was characterised by regular rain showers.

WINEMAKING / MATURATION
Fermentation took place in open top concrete fermenters at 290C. The floating skins were punched down by hand, every 2 hours during fermentation. The juice was drawn off the skins after 5 days. After malolactic fermentation the wine was matured for 24 months in 50% new and 50% second fill 225L French Nevers oak barrels.

 

Tasting Notes

The Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 1.5L magnum displays complex aromas of black berry, cassis, tobacco with cedar and oak spice. The palate is supple and mouth filling – with concentrated black fruit supported by oak spice, roasted nuts and a hint of fresh fynbos. The tannins are firm yet well-knit and integrated.

Scores & Reviews

5 Stars 2023 Platter’s South African Wine Guide

Cape classic released a year later than Paul Sauer blend, needing time to show its best. Splendid, proud aromas on 18 (95 pts) – clean, intense, already promising complexity. The most powerful of the range (14.8% alc), but bright & not without elegance, though sweeter fruit & finish than Paul Sauer. Superb wine, with a decade (probably more) ahead of it.

95 pts Tim Atkin Mw 2022

It says Cabernet Sauvignon on the label, but master blender Abrie Beeslaar adds 5% Merlot and Cabernet Franc for extra nuances and layers. Sourced from three blocks that provide more pyrazine notes, this is a deceptively forward red with leafy top notes, capsicum, coffee bean and blackcurrant flavours and plenty of underlying grip and structure. 2024-32

WINEMAKER – Abrie Beeslaar
COMPOSITION –  100% Cabernet Sauvignon
ORIGIN – Simonsberg, Stellenbosch
AGE OF VINES –  29 years on average
IRRIGATION –  Dry land vineyards and supplemental
SOIL TYPE –  Decomposed Granite, Hutton and Clovelly
YIELD –  4 tons per hectare
AGEING POTENTIAL –  10 to 15 years from vintage
PRODUCTION VOLUME  – 12 000 cases (6 x 750ml)

VINTAGE CONDITIONS
Winter rainfall was higher than the previous two winters. Irregular temperatures from winter until the flowering period, together with cool growing conditions, led to great variations in the vineyards. The cool weather and regular rain showers led to less water stress for the vines during ripening. Harvest time was characterised by regular rain showers.

WINEMAKING / MATURATION
Fermentation took place in open top concrete fermenters at 290C. The floating skins were punched down by hand, every 2 hours during fermentation. The juice was drawn off the skins after 5 days. After malolactic fermentation the wine was matured for 24 months in 50% new and 50% second fill 225L French Nevers oak barrels.

 

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