Fragrant & flowery yet profound at the same time.
Raspberries galore with a pinch of dusty spices & a healthy dose of red peppercorns. So fresh & so vibrant.
On the palate this is focused, pure, crystal clean with brilliant concentration & depth. Juicy tannins and flowery acidity complete the picture.
This seems light & crunchy yet is so elegant at the same time. The ultimate food wine for me!
Absolutely love it!!
— a year ago
Absolutely pretty nose of dried cherries, rose petals, Forrest Floor and pipe tobacco. Complex pallet of raspberry, black tea, leather and a touch of sweet spices. Very fine tannins and a smooth tannins. Very expressive. One of those years where the producer held off on making his top shelf wines. His best fruit went in to this one. Gorgeous! — a year ago
A wine that more than lives up to its reputation, this estate Cabernet from Kanonkop in South Africa is a tremendous flag-bearer for the quality of Bordeaux blends (or, as in this case, single varietals) in the Cape - and particularly in that iconic region Stellenbosch.
An exuberant nose that leaps from the glass and features cassis, fig, cinnamon, some garam masala and cigar box, with more than a gentle tug of graphite. A touch of tomato vine completes what is a very harmonious aroma - and quite an austere one at that. It was ten minutes before I took a sip.
The palate is even more giving, after a two hour decant, with incredibly concentrated flavours of red cherry, blackcurrant and plum, and a lovely undercurrent of dark chocolate and vanilla. This is seriously accomplished stuff, with more than enough backbone to age, and a very long finish. I would love to try this in ten years - even five - but only bought the one bottle so that’s a pipe dream. If this was the Médoc, you’d be thrilled. Truly, an astonishingly good wine.
96+ — a year ago
Hands down, I am in love with this wine. Beautiful floral and citrus bouquet with Roquefort cheese, aloe, estragon, honeydew secretion, chalk and grapefruit. Sophisticated, fresh and savoury, perfectly balanced and flavourful. Long aftertaste full of lemon, cheese and chalk. Now some information that is not available on the label. Blend of Carricante, Catarratto, Inzolia, Grecanico, Minnella and Coda di Volpe. Only 10000 bottles produced. And (!) macerated on skins for 24 hours. Bravo. — a year ago