Kanonkop Kadette 2008

Red Blends from South Africa

Price: $15.00 $13.49
Save $1.51 (10%)
Item No. 102356
  • WE91
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1998
  • WS86
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Winemaker's Notes

A Cape Blend: 50% Pinotage, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc

This tasty Cape blend from South Africa's premier Pinotage producer combines the estate's signature grape with the Bordeaux varietals Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. Full-bodied and supple, it displays ripe, juicy flavors of dark berry, coffee, banana, and plum interlaced with pleasant herbal and spice notes. Its distinctive smoky, tarry character makes it a perfect match for grilled meats, barbecued ribs, chili and hearty pasta dishes.

Critical Acclaim

"This blend of Pinotage, Cabernet, Merlot and Cabernet Franc is full-bodied and complex, with layered aromas of cherry, banana and warming spices, and smooth elegant flavors of cedar, cherry, tobacco smoke and red berries. Velvety, soft tannins and a clean finish give it a classy touch. This wine can age, but drink now and you won't be disappointed."
91 Points

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JCH - San Antonio, TX (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(10/21/2010)
A friend who lives in S. Africa brought this wine to me. This wine is a great drinking wine to have in the house. Everyone will like it. It is not a celler wine, just ready to pop and great with or without food, especially cheeses and grilled foods. Though not apparent from the label, he mentioned that the winery emphasizes organic methods.
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Rating:
(4/4/2012)
Very very nice wine.
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Ruth - Danville, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(5/16/2013)
Very smooth, very light and delicious. Beautiful berry color. I would buy this again!
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Learn About Kanonkop Map ItMap It

With a reputation for producing some of the Cape"s finest red wines, the heralded Kanonkop Estate is often referred to as a South African First Growth. The fourth generation family farm, presently run by brothers Johann and Paul Krige, has been owned and operated by the Sauer-Krige family since the early 1930s. The name Kanonkop is derived from a kopje (small hill) on the property,...

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Learn About South Africa

South Africa A long history of growing grapes and making wine, but less of a history on exporting it, and even lesser on the quality aspect. At the turn of the century (1900, that is), a surplus of wine in South Africa created a hierarchy of cooperatives, the biggest and best known being KWV. This organization seemed to favor quantity over quality and had most...

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Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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