Platter's 2021 – 4,5 Stars, Tim Atkin Report: Top Rated – 96 Points
Kanonkop Wine EstateBlack Label Pinotage 2018
Availability: 3 in stock
Extremely warm and dry, with below average rainfall and cold units during the preceding winter. During ripening the night time temperatures were
cooler than normal, resulting in good acid and flavour development. A challenging vintage producing sound, concentrated wines that should peak earlier.
WINEMAKING / MATURATION
Fermentation took place in open top concrete fermenters. The floating skins were punched down by hand, every 2 hours during fermentation. The juice was drawn off the skins after 3.5 days. After malolactic fermentation the wine was matured for 18 months in 100% new 225L French Nevers oak barrels.
Deep purple colour, with intense perfumed top notes of rose petals, cinnamon spice, black cherries and dark chocolate. A decadently rich and layered wine, with bold flavours of black cherries, dark plums and wild bramble fruit. The seamlessly integrated oak and velvety tannins add firm support and structure to the sultry fruit core. A big, complex and powerful wine – the proverbial iron fist in a velvet glove!