The preceding winter was the 3rd dry one in a row, with less rain than the
previous one and warmer day and night temperatures. A warm spring resulted
in early budding. Regular rain showers during flowering and berry set, with
a high presence of pests. The picking season was very dry with limited water
for irrigation, but with cooler nigh-time temperatures during February.
WINEMAKING / MATURATION
Fermentation took place in open top concrete fermenters at 290C. The cap is
punched down by hand, every 2 hours during fermentation. The juice was
drawn off the skins after 5 days. After malolactic fermentation the wine was
matured for 24 months in 50% new and 50% second fill 225L French Nevers
Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
5 in stock
Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 is dark and brooding, with intricate aromas of oak spice, black berry coulis, graphite powder, tilled earth, wet tobacco and chai tea. The palate is luxurious and utterly elegant, with layered flavours of blackcurrants, morello cherries, crunchy raspberries and dark coffee beans, all of which are framed against a sturdy, yet delicate latticework of finely grained tannins. A wine filled with poise and precision, waiting to unleash the promise of this majestic vintage.
International Wine & Spirits Competition 2022: Gold Medal
Decanter World Wine Awards 2022: Silver Medal
Tim Atkin MW South Africa Report 2021: 95 points