75cl * 14.5% ABV * Stellenbosch, South Africa
Kanonkop - owned by the grandsons of former South African prime minister Paul Sauer - is known as a Pinotage specialist. This grape variety, a crossing between Pinot Noir and Cinsault, yields a full-throttle, ripe red wine with oodles of ripe red berries, black plum, mocha and aromatic sweet spice from extensive ageing in new oak barrels. With cellaring, this will take on notes of coffee, leather and earth to compliment its fruit-forward appeal. Drink alongside a braai or a rich meat stew.