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KADETT CAPE BLEND 2019 WO Stellenbosch
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer KANONKOP
Deep purple-ruby colour. Bight, fairly intense, attractive, ripe, Damson plum nose with cassis and black cherry fruit along with some gently complex, smoky-savoury notes. Dy, medium bodied, well structured, quite rich and rounded with ripe dark plum fruit along with some crancherry notes followed up lingering, gently cedary, faintly earthy, minerally, smoke-tinged finish. This well-priced totally new blend of 44% Pinotage, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc was matured for 12 months in 2nd and 3rd fill 225L French Nevers oak barrels. It has 14% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar with lot number 24710 on the back label. CSPC 21108
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Nob Est
Country South Africa
Rating ***(90 points)
Complex, Smoky, Ripe, Bright, Rounded
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: My favourite of the Kadette reds - and it's a wine that I drink often at home - this is a gloriously accessible 1.7 million bottle red based on Pinotage with 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Smooth and appealing with graphite-laced tannins, some earth and tobacco leaf notes, red berry and plum fruit and a hint of wood. Drink date: 2021-2027. Score - 92 (timatkin.com, South Africa Special Report 2021) Price $ 19.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - February 18, 2023
Cases bought 112 (12 bottles per case)

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