Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Tasting Notes: A dense full bodied Cabernet Sauvignon showing notes of supple blackcurrant, black plum, cedar wood and spice which follows on to the palate. The palate offers additional characteristics of pencil shavings, tea leaf and molasses, its balanced with a good acidity and integrated ripe tannins. A lingering finish to complete a wine that will benefit from future bottle maturation of up to 20 years from vintage date.
|Appellation||Stellenbosch, South Africa|
|Varieties||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|
A long cold and wet winter with a slow and steady ripening period. Very strong winds at the end of November and welcomed rain in the beginning of February.
|Age of Vines||On average 25 years|
5 days on skins in open fermenters @ 28 °C - cap punched manually every 2nd hour.
24 months in 50% new 225 lit French Nevers, with 50% second fill.
Tim Atkin Report 2017 – 94pts for the 2013 Vintage.
WineMag.co.za - 90 points
2018 NEAL MARTIN REPORT