Bordeaux Theme

Live Virtual Auction, 26 March 2023

Bordeaux Fine Wine

Sold for

ZAR 8 794
Lot 19
  • Kanonkop; Cabernet Sauvignon; 2009; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 9 000 - 12 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 8 794

About this Item

2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
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.

The Cabernet Sauvignon forms part of the 3-tiered, reds only fine offering under the Kanonkop label. Renowned for decades of ageing, Kanonkop’s Cabernet Sauvignon is austere when young and ages with grace.

Provenance

Wine Cellar Private Client

Critics Ratings

‘One of SA’s most celebrated examples, 2009 will no doubt blossom in years to come but currently serious oaking (23 months French, 50% new) makes it inscrutable, less approachable than 2008 (4.5 stars). Medium to full bodied, essentially savoury & classically styled.’ - Platter’s SA Wine Guide, 4* (2013)

‘(100% cabernet sauvignon; aged for 25 months in French oak, 50% new): Good full ruby-red. Sexy aromas of black raspberry, bitter cherry, coffee and game are lifted by a floral topnote. Broad, silky and quite dry, with bright acidity enlivening the flavors of dark fruits, leather and game. Finishes with a fine dusting of tannins and excellent length. This has plenty of development ahead of it. A superb wine from a terrific vintage.’ - Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com, 91+/100 (May 2013)

'Hints of purple flower, cocoa powder and licorice add depth to the black cherry and berry core. The medium-weight palate is lush and fruity, with fine yet structured tannins that provide a crushed-satin texture. The nuanced finish offers delicate suggestions of black tea and bittersweet chocolate.' - Lauren Buzzeo, Wine Enthusiast, 90/100 (Jul 2014)

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