Kanonkop 2017 Black Label Estate Pinotage (Simonsberg-Stellenbosch) Rating and Review | Wine Enthusiast
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Kanonkop 2017 Black Label Estate Pinotage (Simonsberg-Stellenbosch)

Rating
94
Price
$275
Winery
Variety
Wine Type
Red
Alcohol
14.5%
Bottle Size
750 ml
Issue Date
3/1/2022
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Opaque garnet in the glass, this dense, intense and concentrated pour offers assertive aromas of graphite, blackberry, black raspberry, licorice, fennel and tobacco leaf on the nose. The bold, mouthfilling palate offers a strong impression of chewy tannins and flavors of blackberry, plum and just a touch of crème de cassis that all carry through to the warm, spicy finish. This is quite big and bold right now, so try holding for added mellowed maturity and complexity; enjoy after 2026 and through 2041. Lauren Buzzeo

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98-100

Classic
The Pinnacle of quality

94-97

Superb
A great achievement

90-93

Excellent
Highly recommended

87-89

Very Good
Often good value; well recommended

83-86

Good
Suitable for everyday consumption, often good value

80-82

Acceptable
Can be employed


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