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Kanonkop Paul Sauer 750ml 2011
Sku: 2003583
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Critics Ratings:     (2)
Product Information
Country: South Africa
Region: Coastal Region
Sub-Region: Stellenbosch
Grape Varietal: Bordeaux Blend
Type: Still wine
Reg. $49.99
Buy Kanonkop Paul Sauer
Full bodied, deep ruby red colour. A combination ofthe varietals gives you more than the sum of the parts. Very complex bouquet with black currant, red berry, mocha and spicy flavours. Big structured wine with a refined line of elegance.
Wine Spectator 92 points - Offers an old-school feel, with mint and bittersweet cocoa notes leading the way for a solid core of steeped plum, black currant and blackberry fruit. Well-embedded bramble and licorice accents line the finish, showing a whiff of singed cedar. Drink now through 2021. 110 cases imported.-JM  (Jun 30 2015)

Vinous 93 points - (70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc and 12% Merlot; aged in all-new French oak for two years): Bright red-ruby. Exhilarating high notes of minerals, cedar, fynbos and orange zest lift the Old World aromas of dark plum, black raspberry, currant, brambly blackberry, milk chocolate and shoe polish; shows a macerated fruit quality and building oakiness as it opens in the glass. Silky, ripe and generous; tastes sweeter than its two grams per liter r.s. would suggest, which gives lovely early accessibility to the dark berry, licorice and mineral flavors. Harmonious, ripe acidity contributes to the wine’s penetrating quality and sneaky intensity. This very classy wine shows the balance for long-term aging but I find it remarkably approachable now owing to its opulence, suave tannins and energetic, slowly building finish--not to mention its lovely integration of oak. (Incidentally, the 2005 edition, tasted in South Africa, displayed high-toned raspberry, mint and leather aromas with a hint of meaty rusticity. This classically dry wine is evolving at a leisurely pace, with dusting tannins spreading out on the slowly building finish. It carries essentially the same technical numbers as the 2011, but the newer vintage is more refined. I rated the 2005 91 points.)  (Jun 2015)

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Wine maker notes
Winemaking at Kanonkop follows the age-old tradition of being made in open concrete fermenters, but with a slight difference, the tanks are wide and shallow, rather high and deep. This ensures maximum skin contact. Only French Nevers barrels are used for breeding, with the exception of a few experimental barrels each year. All cellaring, bottling and labelling is done on Kanonkop.

Kanonkop Estate is situated on the lower slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain in the Stellenbosch Region of the Cape and confidently boasts with some of South Africa’s most premium wines. Kanonkop is a fourth generation family estate, which was originally purchased by JW Sauer, a cabinet member in the parliament of the Union of South Africa. This estate has since then been handed down from father to son for over 40 years and is now in the talented, capable hands of its current owners Paul & Johann Krige. Kanonkop The name Kanonkop was derived from a kopje (hillock), from which a cannon was fired in the 17th Century to alert farmers in outlying areas that sailing ships plying the waters between Europe and the Far East had entered Table Bay for a stopover at Cape Town.

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