Kanonkop Estate Paul Sauer 2020

Kanonkop Estate Paul Sauer 2020

South Africa
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Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot

75cl * Vegan * 13.0% ABV * Stellenbosch, South Africa

Kanonkop Estate is a South African red wine producer located on the low slopes of the Simonsberg Mountains, between Stellenbosch and Paarl. Simonsberg is known as the "red wine bowl" of South Africa, with long summer days, cooling sea breezes and ideal soils for red wine varieties. Kanonkop regard themselves as the equivalent of a First Growth or Premier Cru in Bordeaux, and not without justification. This 2020 vintage is shaping up to be another classic Bordeaux blend with huge aging potential.

Pair with all types of steak, meat casseroles, roast leg of lamb and matured cheeses. Optimum drinking from 2024 to 2045.

~ Winemaker's tasting note ~ 

"This classic wine with a saturated ruby colour, is complemented by a dense and interwoven complexity of tilled earth, bouquet garni, with red- and black currant and cedar. The wine is refined, with an elegant structure, precise tannins, and together with the clever use of new oak, creates the perfect backdrop to host the complex fruit spectrum. A long, and youthful finish. Aging potential 20-25 years"

Greg Sherwood MW "The aromatics are delicate yet sophisticated, whispering a rich complexity of saline cassis, sweet violets, dried sage, crunchy black berry, iodine and salty oyster shell nuances with a hint of melted candles and incense complexity. Fabulously pure, focused, weightless and intense, there is a notable ambition and intent on the palate, that bristles with a maritime salinity, deep layers of crème de cassis, blue berry, cedar spice and a tart red berry extravagance. This is simply like no other 2020 I have tasted from Stellenbosch. The wine possesses its own class, elegance and swagger, but with an incredible refinement and precision. You would expect nothing less from one of South Africa’s first growth producers!"

Wine Safari Score 97/100