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Lot 271

Pinotage, 2001
1 (1 x 1) 9000ml
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. The Kanonkop Pinotage has become a consistent flag bearer for the variety in serious clad and is made from bush vines aged up to 64 years old. All the proceeds from this sale will be donated to the  Strauss / SASA Sommelier Protege Program.   The South African Sommelier Association (SASA) is a non-profit members organisation that aims to provide training and mentorship to guarantee the continuous development of professional service standards of the highest level. The funds raised will assist with the launch of a sommelier protege program in 2020. This initiative will identify individuals with the potential to become professional sommeliers and place them at top restaurants to train under senior SASA members as well as offering bursaries for certified SASA Sommelier qualifications.

Sold for R 8 000
Including Buyer's Premium and VAT R 9 104

Estimate R 10 000 - 12 000

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Charity Item | The proceeds from the sale of this lot will benefit to SASA Sommelier Protégé initiative.

Serious wine drinkers don’t wait for the guaranteed garlands: these +-6000 cs fly out of cellar on release. Fruit from +-30-yr-old bushvines, +-16 months French oak, 90% new. 01 bright cherry laced with banana, richly cosseted by balanced structure. Old World hem to New World suit. 14.5% alc.’ – Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2000, 4.5*

‘Good deep red. Aromas of black raspberry, currant and smoke. Sweet, lush and broad, with enticing berry flavors. Wonderfully round, inviting pinotage, finishing ripely tannic, long and sweet. "We look for sweet flavor, but that same element is what will give the wine secondary forest floor flavors after five years," notes Beeslaar. "The tannins are soft but that doesn't mean they're not there."’ – Stephen Tanzer, (March 2005), 90/100

Right on stride, with a nice lacing of cedar and espresso bean guiding the dark, macerated plum, fig and currant fruit. Features maduro tobacco and bittersweet cocoa notes on the finish, with a graphite hint as well.--Non-blind Kanonkop vertical tasting (2010). 6,307 cases made.’ – Wine Spectator (Tasted 2010), 91/100

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