Friday, January 23, 2009

Kanonkop Pinotage 2005

  • Area: South Africa
  • Grape: Pinotage
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Rating: Black 93 Dilettante 94 Nwjr 91
Description: Dark and ripe nuances of banana, charcoal, oak,damp earth, cherry and plum make up the nose. Supple and full in texture. Plums, earth and allspice surround a cherry pie core. Soft tannins, black tea and a hint of orange zest temper the sweetness on the lingering finish. We really liked this complex and elegant pinotage. Must decant for at least 15 minutes to soften it up.

Note: The 2004 vintage is even better than the 05

Price: $28

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