Kanonkop Paul Sauer Red Blend 2003

Bordeaux Red Blends from South Africa

Item No. 95976
  • red wine
  • ST92
  • WS91
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Winemaker's Notes

This elegant Bordeaux blend is a true South African classic. It displays intense aromas and flavors of cassis, blackberry, licorice, and leather. Intriguing notes of violets, underbrush, and smoky tar carry through on the long, silky finish. A firm tannic structure will allow this full-bodied wine to age gracefully for up to 15 years, gaining in complexity.

"Medium ruby-red. Explosive aromas of blackberry, violet, iron, graphite, meat, leather and licorice, all lifted by a floral note. Sweet, dense and silky, with highly concentrated candied fruit flavors and superb inner-palate verve. Complicating notes of tar and forest floor. Finishes firmly tannic and very long. An outstanding vintage for this South African classic."
Stephen Tanzer's
International Wine Cellar

"Dark and concentrated, with a good core of sweet fig, raspberry and currant preserve working along with hints of mesquite, black tea and licorice. Has a supple, pure finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Drink now through 2011."
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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 Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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