Online-Only Auction, 31 May - 7 June 2021

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R 12 898
Lot 630
Kanonkop; Paul Sauer; 2007; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml

Lot Estimate
R 9 000 - 12 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 12 898

About this Item

Paul Sauer, 2007
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.
This internationally acclaimed, long-ageing Bordeaux blend was named after former owner, Paul Sauer, and was first made in 1981.

Critics Ratings

‘Magnificent 2007 an indulgence to rival the best. Complex opulence held back in restrained, compact form, promises to reveal over decades. Blend cabernet (68%), cabernet franc, merlot; 2 years all-new French adds authority, plush tannins to remarkable mix. Follows impressively powerful 2006 (5 stars).’ – Platter’s SA Wine Guide, 4.5* (2011)

‘(68% cabernet sauvignon, 17% cabernet franc and 15% merlot; aged for 24 months in all new French oak): Bright medium red. Dark aromas of blueberry, boysenberry, licorice and mint, lifted by a floral topnote. Intensely flavored, juicy and gripping, with terrific energy and a distinct cool-vintage character. Sexy oak adds complexity to the very long, firmly tannic finish. This very dense, rich wine is still folded in on itself and will require extended aging.’ – Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, 92+/100 (Mar 2011)

‘Balanced and forward with enticing notes of cedar and smoked meat among aromas of mulled blackberries and licorice. Lush dark black fruit floods the velvety mouth, while tobacco and sweet spice linger through the lengthy close.’ – Lauren Buzzeo, Wine Enthusiast, 91/100 (Jan 2011)

Provenance

Wine Cellar Private Client


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