Kanonkop is a 4th generation family-owned wine estate, which has been handed down from generation to generation and is now in the hands of brothers Paul and Johann Krige.
The name Kanonkop is derived from a hillock (kop) on the Simonsberg mountain above the wine estate from where, during the 17th and 18th centuries, a cannon (kanon) was fired to announce the arrival of sailing ships entering Table Bay.
Intense purple hues. The nose is beautifully aromatic, with scented aromas of red currants, macerated cherries and cinnamon spice. The palate displays a silky tannin structure, backed by a fine seam of acidity. Subtle vanilla undertones from the integrated oak profile are juxtaposed against a fruit explosion of wild bramble, plums and black berries. An elegant wine with lingering flavours of juicy, dark plums on the finish.
Winemaker: Abrie Beeslaar
Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Origin: Simonsberg, Stellenbosch
Age of vines: 27 years on average
Irrigation: Dry land vineyards and supplemental
Soil type: Decomposed Granite, Hutton and Clovelly
Yield: 4 tons per hectare
Ageing potentialL: 10 to 15 years from vintage
95 points – Tim Atkin
92 points – Wine Enthusiast
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