The current release that fans of Stellenbosch property Kanonkop should not miss out on is the Paul Sauer 2014. A blend of 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc, it was matured for 24 months in French oak, 100% new.
The nose is beguiling with notes of red and black fruit, flowers and fresh herbs, a little oyster shell and attractive oak. The palate is medium bodied (alcohol: 14.27%) with pure fruit, fresh acidity and firm but not astringent tannins, the finish long and savoury. It’s supremely elegant and with all great wine, it drinks exceptionally well now but should give great enjoyment for many years to come. Price: R550 a bottle.
Editor’s rating: 95/100.
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