Kanonkop Estate

Kadette Cape Blend

8.819 ratings
8.63 pro ratings
Stellenbosch, Coastal Region, Western Cape, South Africa
Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinotage, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Blue Cheese
Top Notes For
Victor Charcan

Expressive nose of dark bramble fruit, some tyre hints, cinnamon. A bit rough on the finish (alcohol, some grippy tannins) but good overall.

Expressive nose of dark bramble fruit, some tyre hints, cinnamon. A bit rough on the finish (alcohol, some grippy tannins) but good overall.

Dec 12th, 2019
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

8.8

This is their entry level red and made to be an everyday wine. It drinks well early with a half-hour decant. 2017 is one of the better overall vintages on the Western Cape.

The nose shows dark expresso style fruits with a bit of rubber toy. Blackberries, dark cherries, blue fruits, strawberries & some plum notes and red & dark florals.

The body is full with grainy, cocoa dry tannins. Blackberries, dark cherries, blue fruits, strawberries, some plum notes and red & dark florals. Nice acidity and a round easy drinking finish.

Photos of; their tasting bar, concrete temp controlled open top fermenters (if they weren’t as deep as they are and contained temperature coils, you might think they are Lagares like they use in the Douro Valley), tasting room goodies and the mountain view outside their Cellar Door.

This is their entry level red and made to be an everyday wine. It drinks well early with a half-hour decant. 2017 is one of the better overall vintages on the Western Cape.

The nose shows dark expresso style fruits with a bit of rubber toy. Blackberries, dark cherries, blue fruits, strawberries & some plum notes and red & dark florals.

The body is full with grainy, cocoa dry tannins. Blackberries, dark cherries, blue fruits, strawberries, some plum notes and red & dark florals. Nice acidity and a round easy drinking finish.

Photos of; their tasting bar, concrete temp controlled open top fermenters (if they weren’t as deep as they are and contained temperature coils, you might think they are Lagares like they use in the Douro Valley), tasting room goodies and the mountain view outside their Cellar Door.

May 14th, 2019
Allison Lyzenga

Medium garnet; medium intensity aromas of black fruit, baking spices, vanilla, beef jerky; dry, medium acid, medium tannins, high alcohol, medium plus body, medium intensity flavors consistent with aromas; classic style

Medium garnet; medium intensity aromas of black fruit, baking spices, vanilla, beef jerky; dry, medium acid, medium tannins, high alcohol, medium plus body, medium intensity flavors consistent with aromas; classic style

1 person found it helpfulFeb 19th, 2020
Twan Kersten

Lekker soepel en rond met een lichte nasmaak

Lekker soepel en rond met een lichte nasmaak

Mar 1st, 2020
Jen Moore

Very drinkable. Delicious.

Very drinkable. Delicious.

Jan 1st, 2020
Jorge Salgado

A little harsh

A little harsh

Dec 13th, 2019
Brock Janoff

Very complex flavors!

Very complex flavors!

Oct 20th, 2019
Andy Thomson

Beautiful. Balanced.

Beautiful. Balanced.

Sep 17th, 2018
Yohei Otomo

Yohei had this 2 months ago

Yohei had this 2 months ago

May 3rd, 2020
Terrence Donohue

Terrence had this 3 months ago

Terrence had this 3 months ago

Apr 18th, 2020