Kanonkop Kadette Cape Blend 2016

Nini's Wine Cellar

  • $15.00

The wine has a deep ruby, red colour. It shows ripe raspberries, black currant and mocha flavours on the nose and has dark chocolate and blackberry fruit on the palate. This wine has good length with a dry finish and can mature for a further 7-8 years.
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.
Wine Spectator 88 points - Ripe and focused, with a cherry paste and red currant coulis core running through, laced with light vanilla and herb notes. Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinotage, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2020. 36,000 cases made. -JM.October/2018
Vinous 88 points - The 2016 Kadette Cape Blend comprises 38% Pinotage, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc and 23% Merlot, aged in barrel for 12 months in second-, third- and fourth-fill French barriques. The pleasant, straightforward bouquet of mint-tinged black fruit conveys an almost Left Bank personality. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black and red fruit, well-judged acidity and a sense of harmony toward the easy-drinking finish. Fine..August/2018

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