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2017 Stellenbosch Cabernet Vintage Preview

2017 Stellenbosch Cabernet Vintage Preview

Kanonkop Wine Estate @ 2017 Stellenbosch Cabernet Vintage Preview As a first glimpse of the 2017 vintage, the Stellenbosch Cabernet Collective is proud to announce the dates of the 2017 Vintage Preview to be held at the historic Lanzerac Estate in Stellenbosch on the 19th and 20th of October 2018. Stellenbosch will be pouring 25 […]

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RMB WineX 2018

RMB WineX 2018

‘RMB WineX takes place from 24 to 26 October at the Sandton Convention Centre. SA’s Must-Attend wine event and premiere Consumer Wine Show will again bring an exceptional line-up of premium wine brands to the heart of Jozi: it’s Sandtonbosch, really. Beautiful stands, eye-candy labels, award-winning wines, engaging exclusive time with the winemaker in the […]

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Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2015 Tops Tim Atkin Report with First 100pt Rating  For South African Wine

Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2015 Tops Tim Atkin Report with First 100pt Rating For South African Wine

Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2015 is the first South African wine to receive 100pts in the annual report on the South African wine industry by respected British wine judge, journalist and critic Tim Atkin MW. For his seventh South African report, which has just been released, Atkin tasted 1 985 wines from throughout the country, with Kanonkop’s […]

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Neal Martin from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate Kanonkop Review

Neal Martin from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate Kanonkop Review

KANONKOP REVIEW Readers should refer to my 2015 South Africa report for more background information on Kanonkop. As I have said before, whenever discussing South Africa’s long-standing stalwart estates, a lot of young winemakers can be quite dismissive, citing poor winemaking practices and their zeal for high volume/low quality wines that did much to tarnish […]

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General News

General News

Vintage 2013 Vintage 2013 has come and gone with no serious hiccups. Generally evening temperatures during harvesting were cooler than the past 15 years, however we have had a few warmer days. Late varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc seems big and broad, whilst the Pinotage wines show more fruit and elegance. A […]

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Re-Corking

Re-Corking

Often older vintages are found leaking due to reasons such as a lack of temperature or humidity control. Too many temperature variations causes the cork to lose its elasticity resulting in leaking, and unfortunately the consequence of too much ullage is oxidation. There is no fixed answer as to how much ullage is acceptable. In […]

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