01 October 2014

WoTM - Kanonkop Kadette Pinotage 2012

Kadette is now the label of Kanonkop’s wines made from non-estate fruit. With the 2012 vintage a red Pinotage was added to the Kadette line-up of the original Cape Blend and the pink Pinotage.

I bought a case of the Kadette Pinotage as soon as it appeared in the UK, and it’s my Wine of the Month for September 2014.

What you get is a wine made by Kanonkop’s Pinotage master Abrie Beeslaar for a third (at the winery) or half (in the UK) of the price of his estate wine. Fruit comes from younger vines (5-20 years) and the wine is aged for 14 months in second fill French oak barrels.

This is not intended to age as long as the estate Pinotage and as it's really drinkable now why not do like me and have a case of each and drink the Kadette while the estate wine ages.

I found lots of forward berry fruit, delicious Pinotage flavours and soft ready tannins. A lovely approachable wine with Kanonkop class  and a ideal WoTM.

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