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ZAR 15 243
Lot 56
  • Kanonkop; Cabernet Sauvignon; 1998; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 8 000 - 10 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
ZAR 15 243
Location
Wine Storage

About this Item

Cabernet Sauvignon, 1998
6 (1 x 6) 750ml
Often described as the South African equivalent of a Grand Cru or First Growth, Kanonkop Estate is situated on the Simonsberg mountain slopes on the outskirts of Stellenbosch. Owned by the fourth generation Krige family, Abri Beeslaar is their long-term winemaker who has won International Winemaker of the year an incredible 3 times.
Renowned for decades of ageing, Kanonkop’s Cabernet Sauvignon is austere when young and ages with grace.

Critics Ratings

‘(100% cabernet sauvignon; aged in new, one- and two-year-old French barriques. Full bright red-ruby. Complex, aromatic nose of red- and blackcurrant, plum, currant leaf and spicy, nutty oak, with complicating iron and leather nuances. Sweet and rich but also juicy and fresh, with underlying minerality framing the wine's fruit. Finishes with dusty, fine tannins and excellent breadth and persistence.’ – Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com (March 2003), 90/100

Maybe not as flash, not as headline grabbing as its siblings, but as venerable as the (average) 32 yr old vines supplying its grapes. Newer, earlier-ripening, heatwave-shunning clones assist in retaining balance, especially in ripe harvests like big 98. Smouldering Simonsberg smokiness unveils super mouthful of ripe (not blowsy) cassis fruit/nuts interwoven with supple, clearly ripe tannins. Lovely length, measured, balanced, treading middle road between sinous old style and new. 13% alc. 24 months 225L Nevers, 50/50 new/2nd fill.’ – Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2002, 4*

Provenance

Wine Cellar Private Client


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