2012 Kanonkop Estate Paul Sauer

Estate: Kanonkop Wine Estate
Region: Simonsberg-Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, Coastal Region, South Africa

Tasting Note:December 19,2015

Crimson red. Very interesting nose; smokey, a little dirty and chalk with medium intensity. Lots of red cherries a little tight. High tannins (7.5/10) making it super furry and full body. Very powerful and long, lingering finish. One of the powerhouse Bordeaux blends out of South Africa. Absolutely delicious. Easily worth an American or French bottle at two to three times the price point...possibly even four times the price. Amazing QPR! Wish we had space to pick some up.

A Bordeaux blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc and 15% Merlot from the Estate Vineyard, aged in 100% medium toasted new French oak for 24 months.

Drink Dates:

2015 till 2037.


93+ points.

Price Point:

$$ - R430.00 or $28.67 as of 12/19/2015. You can find in the United States for around $35.00.