2017 Kanonkop Pinotage, Stellenbosch

Quite oaky and good depth – saline and fine, feel the power and the grippy tannins, nice acidity. Nice verve here, and a long and juicy finish. Nice elegance and open knit tannins. Needs time to come together. Up to 66 years old, biggest planted in 1976.

Critic score
94/100

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WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Stellenbosch, Coastal Region, South Africa
  • Maturity
    Ready 2020 - 2030
  • Colour
    Red
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    14%
2017 Kanonkop Pinotage, Stellenbosch

TASTING NOTES

Still youthful and showing its 80% new wood, this is a very ambitious Pinotage from a fantastic Cape red wine vintage, exhibiting considerable colour, structure and concentration, fine-boned tannins and layers of raspberry and black cherry fruit. Give it time.

Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com (September 2019)
94/100