Kanonkop Pinotage 2020

Tasting Notes

Bright purple-red colour. Bold aromas of plums, blackberries, hints of liquorice and tar, layers of smoke, roasted nuts and rich vanilla on the nose. The palate is packed with flavours of plums, cherries, black figs, dark chocolate, blackberries and spicy oak. The beautifully integrated plush, creamy tannins with satisfying acidity result in a wonderfully balanced wine with a long finish.

Winery: Kanonkop
Varietal: Pinotage
SKU: KANPIN2020 Categories: ,
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Kanonkop Pinotage 2020



94 pts Tim Atkin MW 2022

Not too far behind Black Label in terms of quality – and it’s also a quarter of the price – this is a nuanced, beautifully expressed Pinotage from a master of the grape. Matured in 80% new oak, it displays liquorice, plum and black cherry flavours, subtle cinnamon and vanilla spices,
plush tannins and supporting acidity. 2023-32

4 ½ Stars 2023 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
Immediate greeting of forward, perfumed floral charm on 20 (93 pts), with spicy-tobacco notes from 80% new barrels. Dry oaky element on palate too, but will integrate with the full, sweet fruit – already the wine gives succulent pleasure. Firmly structuring but unobtrusive tannins & 14.2% alc make for an effect that is surprisingly refined.

93 pts James Suckling Nov 2023
A rich and spicy pinotage that shows notes of cedar, spice box, cumin, vanilla and chocolate cherries. Full-bodied, plush and juicy, with chocolate-soaked tannins. Remains fresh and lively. Drink or hold.

Winemaker Notes

A full-bodied, rounded wine with an intense purple colour. Uplifting aromas of plums, prunes, black cherries and sweet oak spice, with integrated tannins and a pure, lingering finish. With bottle age this wine will develop savoury and forest floor characteristics. Matured for 18 months in 75% new French oak barrels. Will benefit from further bottle maturation for up to 15 years
from vintage.

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