Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2013

One is inclined to think of the Bordeaux-style red blend that is Paul Sauer from Stellenbosch property Kanonkop as the epitome of elegance and restraint but the 2013 is a bit of a bruiser. A blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc and 12% Merlot, it was matured in 100% new oak for 24 […]

May 17, 2017
by Christian
with 4 Comments

Kanonkop Pinotage 2015

If light and pretty is  the fashion of the day when it comes to wine, the Pinotage 2015 from Stellenbosch property Kanonkop is anything but. Matured for 18 months in French oak, 75% new and possessing an alcohol of 14.8%, this wine has plenty of grunt. A compelling nose of plums, cherries, earth, vanilla and […]

March 24, 2017
by Christian
with 0 Comments

Top four wines of November 2016

Here are our four most highly rated current-release wines of last month: Kanonkop Black Label Pinotage 2015 – 96 (read original review here) Eden Cabernet Franc 2014 – 96 (read original review here) Fram Chenin Blanc 2015 – 95 (read original review here) Lammershoek Terravinum Reserve White 2015 – 95 (read original review here)

December 1, 2016
by Christian
with 0 Comments

Kanonkop Black Label Pinotage 2015

The 2015 vintage of Black Label Pinotage from Kanonkop is the best yet. From a vineyard planted in 1953, it is a wine that astonishes in terms of both stature and detail. On the nose, black cherry, plum and banana (the latter a mere nuance) plus vanilla and spice while a floral note insures the […]

November 2, 2016
by Christian
with 0 Comments

Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2012

Paul Sauer, the famed Bordeaux-style red blend from Kanonkop in Stellenbosch is off the boil and has been for a while, There, I said it. From vines with an average age of 24 years, the 2012 is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc and 12% Merlot, the wine matured for 24 months […]

May 18, 2016
by Christian
with 2 Comments

Kanonkop Black Label Pinotage 2014

“Icon” is a loaded word when it comes to wine, but the Black Label Pinotage from Kanonkop in Stellenbosch is on track to becoming just that. From a single bushvine vineyard over 60 years old, the wine is matured for 18 months in 100% new oak. The current-release 2014 shows a slight reductive/rubbery note on […]

May 12, 2016
by Christian
with 0 Comments

The best red wine in South Africa?

A massive endorsement for Kanonkop Black Label Pinotage 2014 which has just come top in the “SA Luxury Red Wine Taste-Off” organised by Wine Cellar. Over the past two days, the retailer organised public tastings featuring 12 local red wines priced between R735 and R2 450 a bottle, a ticket to participate costing R650 per […]

May 12, 2016
by Christian
with 11 Comments

The state of South African wine label design

Does South African wine packaging reflect the excellence of what most commentators agree is now appearing in the bottle? The second annual Wine Label Design Awards sponsored by Rotolabel and convened by Winemag.co.za were announced last night (full resuls HERE) and the feeling among the judges (Rebecca Constable of Woolworths, designers Sean Harrison of Whitespace […]

February 26, 2016
by Christian
with 1 Comment
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