Kanonkop Estate has been described by those in the know as being the South African equivalent of a French First Growth.
Winery notes (2018 Vintage)
"The Kanonkop Pinotage 2018 has 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, and a lifting underlying freshness."
Reviews for the 2017 vintage below…
93/100 winemag.co.za (2017 Vintage)
"Matured for 16 months in French oak, 80% new, the nose shows red and black cherry and plums to go with musk, vanilla and spice plus a little banana loaf. The palate is extremely flavourful and very well balanced with pure fruit, punchy acidity and fine tannins. It’s polished in the best sense and sure to appeal to a wide range of wine enthusiasts."