Grapes grown on bushvines on the slopes of Simonsberg, up to 67 years of age. Bold aromas of plums & blackberries, with layers of liquorice, smoke, roasted nuts and rich vanilla on the nose. The palate is packed with flavours of plums, black and red cherries, dark chocolate and spicy oak. The integrated and ripe tannins, together with the satisfying acidity, result in a balanced wine with a long finish, promising great maturation potential. Vintage 2021 produced elegant wines with softer tannin structures that will make them accessible and drinkable from an earlier age. Maturation potential of 10 to 15 years from vintage.
A fantastic food wine! Red meat or spicy Asian style dishes especially when served young, go for aromatic curries, venison or duck. Excellent with lamb when matured. Vegetarian aficionados can serve it with grilled aubergines or portobello mushrooms.
About the winery:
Kanonkop is undoubtedly a top South African wine producer. It links strength to finesse with an unbridled respect for terroir and nature. Bordeaux blends and solo Pinotages from Kanonkop are benchmarks and have been awarded internationally several times.