Paul Sauer

— 2016 —


Complex and layered aromas of cassis, plums and sweet spice are further complimented by notes of tobacco, cedar wood and cigar box on the nose. The palate has a plush, juicy red and black fruit core with seamless, integrated tannins and a fine seam of acidity. Pin-point balance between the new oak and fruit results in a wine with grace and elegance. Beautiful savoury notes on the finish.

SKU: PS2016 Category:


70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 15% Merlot

A great accompaniment to meat casseroles, steak, roasts and a selection of well-matured cheeses.

If stored correctly, this wine will mature gracefully for 20 – 25 years.

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 iconic Bordeaux-style blend achieving the highest score… Read more here.”

“The 2015 Paul Sauer spent five days on the skins and matured for 24 months in new 225-liter French oak (medium toast.) I tasted this both sighted and then blind. It has a sophisticated bouquet of blackberry, raspberry coulis, cedar, sage and mint, perhaps demonstrating a little more precision than the 2014 Paul Sauer. The palate is medium-bodied with rounded tannin, touches of blackberry, raspberry, sage, white pepper and pencil lead. This is quite an intellectual Paul Sauer, and one of the most complex I have encountered, showing real refinement and depth toward the persistent finish. It will benefit from another year or two in bottle, but what an impressive wine!”
— Neal Martin 95

“The 2014 Paul Sauer is Kanonkop’s top cuvée and was matured for 24 months in new French barriques. It has an intense bouquet of blackberry, raspberry and mint mixed with sage and oregano. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannin; the oak is well integrated, and there is a satisfying rondeur and harmony toward the elegant, lightly spiced, quite persistent finish. Always one of the Cape’s most impressive reds, the 2014 shows its class.”
— Neal Martin 93

– Paul Sauer 2004 – Silver Outstanding 2017 – www.iwsc.net
– Paul Sauer 2010 – Gold 2017 – www.iwsc.net
– Paul Sauer 2012 – Gold 2017 – www.iwsc.net
– Paul Sauer 2013 – Silver Outstanding 2017 – www.iwsc.net

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Weight 1.00 kg



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1 review for PAUL SAUER 2016

  1. 5 out of 5

    The best ever that I have tasted.

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