Kanonkop Selection Pack – 6 Bottle Pack


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6 bottle pack.

Situated in Stellenbosch, Kanonkop is considered to be the South African equivalent of a Premier Cru or First Growth. Since their first vintage in 1973, they have consistently produced some of South Africa’s most famous premium and long-lived wines in both their flagship Bordeaux-blend, Paul Sauer, and their single varietal wines.

This year marks 50 years since the first Kanonkop bottled wine was released in 1973 – a Pinotage and Cabernet Sauvignon. While just a blink in the eye of the world’s wine history, the half-century mark is something only a handful of South African wineries can lay claim to. So, we've had a look in the Handford cellars and put together a mixed case comprising three of the past few Kanonkop vintages. Definitely one for the South African wine lovers.

You get two bottles each of:

Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 – A deep, broody exotic expression of Cabernet Sauvignon with plenty of perfumed violets, bruleed black berries, crème de cassis and a pleasing note of mocha and vanilla pod spice. Good to drink now, but will age well for 20+ years. Tim Atkin gave this 95 pts.

Kanonkop Paul Sauer Blend 2018 – A blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 15% Cabernet, this has notes of crème de cassis, star anise, lead pencil shavings, dried violets and nuances of freshly tilled earth. Elegance, purity and fruit focus with the most fine grained tannins. Tim Atkin gave this 96 pts.

Kanonkop Paul Sauer Blend 2019 – With more Cabernet Sauvignon than per usual (75%) and 14% Cabernet Franc and 11% Merlot. The saturated ruby colour is complemented by a dense and interwoven complexity of tilled earth, nutmeg, bouquet garni, with classic cedar and red and black fruits. Tannins are precise and create the perfect backdrop to host the complex fruit spectrum. Tim Atkin gave this 98 pts.

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Producer Information: Kanonkop Estate

The Kanonkop Estate is situated on the lower slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain in the Stellenbosch Region of the Cape and consistently boasts some of South Africa’s most famous premium wines. A fourth generation family estate, Kanonkop was originally purchased by JW Sauer, a cabinet member in the parliament of the Union of South Africa and the estate has been handed down from father to son for over 40 years, now residing in the capable hands of its current owners Paul & Johann Krige.

The name Kanonkop was derived from a kopje (hillock), from which a cannon was fired in the 17th Century to alert farmers in outlying areas that sailing ships plying the waters between Europe and the Far East had entered Table Bay for a stopover at Cape Town. The Estate is situated on 125 hectares, of which 100 hectares are planted with vines. A small quantity of these red grapes are selected for the production of around 7,000 cases of 6 of the Estate’s flagship red Bordeaux blend Paul Sauer, produced by one of South Africa’s most intelligent winemakers, Abrie Beeslaar.

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