Kanonkop Black Label Pinotage 2021


Region:  Simonsberg, Stellenbosch

Tasting Note:

‘Is this the world’s greatest Pinotage? It’s certainly in the top one, as the English football manager, Brian Clough, used to joke. Sourced from a 70-year-old vineyard of 3.9 hectares, it’s an intense, focused, concentrated red that handles its new French oak easily, showing layers of blueberry, wild strawberry and liquorice, lots of energy and succulent, polished tannins. 2024-37’ – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2023, 97/100

‘Deep purple in colour, with a concentrated explosion of red and black cherries, vanilla, dark chocolate, and sweet spice. The palate provides additional complex notes of red roses, cured meats and coffee grinds and a lifted finish. The perfect balance and refreshment and complexity – iron fist in a velvet glove’ – Winemaker

“The aromatics are compelling – cassis and black cherry plus pleasing notes of chocolate, freshly ground coffee beans and some reduction, while a certain leafiness adds an intriguing counterpoint. The palate has succulent fruit, fresh acidity and firm, nicely grippy tannins. The finish, in turn, is long and ultra-dry. A wine of great aplomb” – CE’s rating: 97/100.

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