‘What distinguishes Kanonkop is both the enviable age of some of its vine stock, especially its Pinotage, and the corollary of longevity. These are wines that are probably drunk way…

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What distinguishes Kanonkop is both the enviable age of some of its vine stock, especially its Pinotage, and the corollary of longevity. These are wines that are probably drunk way too early by consumers… [as] Pinotage has an under-appreciated propensity to age.’ – Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate

Neal Martin’s 91-point score for the 2007 puts it on par with his highest rated Kanonkop Pinotages. We have managed to source a small parcel of Pinotage 2007 directly from the Kanonkop cellar. This great wine has it all – a proven track record, provenance, value and drinking pleasure.

With vineyards over 60 years of age, award winning winemakers and a dedication to tradition, Kanonkop has been the leading producer of Pinotage for decades. With a resurgence in the appreciation of Pinotage and its established reputation for longevity, we see these older vintages becoming more sought-after.

kanonkop pinotage 2007

The Kanonkop Pinotage 2007 is just starting on its drinking trajectory but, on tasting, it has such poise and grip that it is sure to evolve slowly over the next 10 years. It is wonderfully complex, with tilled earth, pure cassis fruit, finishing with power and freshness. This is a great opportunity to get an outstanding wine at a great price. Whilst ready-to-drink now, it is sure to dramatically increase in value over the next 10 years.

Order a case of 3 and receive free delivery anywhere in South Africa.

kanonkop pinotage 2007 3-pack

 

Tasting notes:

Kanonkop, Pinotage 2007 – R 470 
The 2007 Pinotage was cool season. It has a very pure, attractive nose that echoes a modern Pinot Noir in some ways and the oak is beautifully integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with a crisp, saline entry. This is a pointed Pinotage – fresh and perhaps a little angular, but it boasts impressive tension on the finish and should age with style. Very fine. – Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate, 91/100

 

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