94 points by Tim Atkin, 90 points from Robert Parker.
Appellation: Simonsberg-Stellenbosch, South Africa.
Winery: Kanonkop Wine Estate.
Color: Deep intense ruby plum color with a purple hue.
Aroma: It has an open-knit expression with dark spicy fruits, floral tones and soft subtle oak aromas of cinnamon and vanilla.
Palate: A bold intensity of red plum, red berries and a concentration of dark chocolate, vanilla, and aromatic sweet spice. Good complexity with layered flavors that will continue to develop and integrate for years to come.
Pairing: Pair with red meat or spicy Asian style dishes when young. Better with lamb or mutton when matured.
Temperature: Drink at 61°F-64°F.
Certifications: Biodiversity & Wine Initiative (BWI) Member, Integrated Production of
Wines (IPW) Certified.