Peter Veldsman & Dirkie Christowitz Private Collection
Live Virtual Auction, 15 May 2022
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About this Item
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.
Paul Sauer is their internationally acclaimed, long-aging Bordeaux blend and was named after former owner and figurehead, Paul Sauer, and was first made in 1981.
'A classic since 1981. '04 has 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, with equal amounts Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Winning aromas cedar, spice, subtle berry, leading to oaky palate a touch lighter, less fruit-substantial than usual, but promising useful development. Vinified traditionally, like all these, in open fermenters. 2 years in French oak.' - Platter's SA Wine Guide 2008, 4.5*
‘Luscious, full-bodied and sophisticated, this red blend starts with aromas of blackberry, anise and spice, followed by black fruit, cedar, mocha and spice flavors. Elegant and complex, with a long, spicy finish.’ - Susan Kostrzewa, Wine Enthusiast, 92/100 (Dec 2009)