Kanonkop Pinotage 2004

Pinotage from South Africa

$33.00 $19.99
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Item No. 88803
  • red wine
  • WS90
Style: Earthy & Spicy

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:
  • 2009
  • WS91
  • WE90
  • 1998
  • ST92
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Winemaker's Notes

One of the best vintages over the last 20 years. Kanonkop has set the standard for the notoriously fickle Pinotage grape. The estate's stunning, age-worthy bottlings show the heights this unique varietal can attain when placed in the hands of a master! Balanced oak and tannin flavours that will integrate over the next few years. A classic rather then New World style wine that will last at least 10-12 years in the bottle.

Alluringly complex and distinctive, this benchmark Pinotage boasts juicy layers of dark berries, ripe banana and cassis intertwined with smoky, minerally undercurrents. Great with game birds, roast beef, lamb potjie, meat stews, ratatouille, strong cheddar cheese and even butterscotch pudding!

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 Pinotage

Pinotage(Pee-noh-TAHJ) South Africa Creation Pinotage is all South Africa. A crossing between Pinot Noir and Cinsaut in the early 1900's created this national variety and the South Africans have worked for decades to tame the grape. Luckily, winemakers discovered how to turn this variety into high-quality wine and their results are delicious. ...

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