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KADETTE PINOTAGE 2018 WO Stellenbosch
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer KANONKOP
Assessed from a bottle purchased at the LCBO. This enjoyable Stellenbosch Pinotage is rich, ripe, spicy and complex - perfect with BBQ ribs and burgers. Very deep intense purple colour, the nose is gently spicy, faintly earthy and complex with intense, ripe, plummy-black-cherry fruit and some sandalwood-mineral notes. Dry, medium bodied and quite well structured with slightly spicy, bright, ripe plum-cherry-cassis purée flavours along with a lingering, gently cedary, raspberry-tinged, fairly high-acid, somewhat earthy finish. This Pinotage was aged for 12 months in French oak and has 14% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar with lot number L19245 on the back label and 09719 on the lower part of the glass bottle. CSPC 630756
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Nob Est
Country South Africa
Rating **+(89 points)
Spicy, Ripe, Complex
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Abrie Beeslaar has a magic touch with Pinotage, whatever the price point. This 450,000-bottle example, most of it bought from local growers, is spicy, textured and very lightly wooded, with classic raspberry and red berry fruit and supple tannins. Very drinkable. Drink date: 2020-2025. Score - 92 (Tim Atkin, MW, timatkin.com, South Africa Special Report 2020) Price $ 19.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - June 12, 2021
Cases bought 224 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

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