Kanonkop Estate

Kadette Stellenbosch Pinotage Blend

8.624 ratings
8.83 pro ratings
Stellenbosch, Coastal Region, Western Cape, South Africa
Pinotage Blend
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

8.9

We had this wine twice on our trip. Once in their tasting room and again while on Safari at Rattray’s with dinner. Consistent notes and delicious both times for the price point.

The nose reveals; bright, ripe, red, blue and floral fruits. Vanilla, dark cherries, strawberries, blackberries, dark, rich soils, black licorice, steeped fruit tea, light baking spices and red, blue and dark florals.

The body is full. Tannins are dark & cocoa powdery, a little meaty and sticky. Ripe, red, blue and floral fruits. Vanilla, dark cherries, strawberries, blackberries, dark, rich soils, black licorice, steeped fruit tea, light baking spices, leather, dry tobacco with ash dry soils, granite minerals and red, blue and dark florals. Good acidity and a well polished finish. Hold a few years and get its even better self.

Photos of; the entrance to Kanonkop, courtyard artwork, entrance signage and the mountains viewed from the property and where they procured the name for their Cellar Door.

We had this wine twice on our trip. Once in their tasting room and again while on Safari at Rattray’s with dinner. Consistent notes and delicious both times for the price point.

The nose reveals; bright, ripe, red, blue and floral fruits. Vanilla, dark cherries, strawberries, blackberries, dark, rich soils, black licorice, steeped fruit tea, light baking spices and red, blue and dark florals.

The body is full. Tannins are dark & cocoa powdery, a little meaty and sticky. Ripe, red, blue and floral fruits. Vanilla, dark cherries, strawberries, blackberries, dark, rich soils, black licorice, steeped fruit tea, light baking spices, leather, dry tobacco with ash dry soils, granite minerals and red, blue and dark florals. Good acidity and a well polished finish. Hold a few years and get its even better self.

Photos of; the entrance to Kanonkop, courtyard artwork, entrance signage and the mountains viewed from the property and where they procured the name for their Cellar Door.

May 15th, 2019
Matt Perlman

Rich, full, spicy

Rich, full, spicy

Dec 6th, 2018
Patrick Ramsey

Would buy again - v good value

Would buy again - v good value

Sep 12th, 2020
Ellen

Light and enjoyable upon sipping but a noticable metalic finish. Wouldn't buy again.

Light and enjoyable upon sipping but a noticable metalic finish. Wouldn't buy again.

Apr 18th, 2020
Bonnie Chu

$14.99. Chocolatey plum. Cape classics tasting

$14.99. Chocolatey plum. Cape classics tasting

Dec 14th, 2019
Tomi Mikkonen

Helppo, hyvä, mikään ei häiritse. Muttei mitään häränverta.

Helppo, hyvä, mikään ei häiritse. Muttei mitään häränverta.

Jul 9th, 2019
Jordan Wardlaw

Jordan had this 4 years ago

Jordan had this 4 years ago

Apr 13th, 2019
David Jamison

David had this 6 months ago

David had this 6 months ago

Jul 18th, 2022
Senthil Arivudainambi

Senthil had this 2 years ago

Senthil had this 2 years ago

Sep 27th, 2020
Ami Halperin

Ami had this 2 years ago

Ami had this 2 years ago

Aug 28th, 2020