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2009 Kanonkop Wine Estate Kadette Stellenbosch
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89 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - March/April 2011

(a blend of 46% pinotage, 30% cabernet sauvignon, 18% merlot and 6% cab franc):  Good full red.  Slightly candied aromas of cherry, berry and spices.  Sweet but penetrating, with ripe acidity giving this blend a light touch for the vintage.  Lovely juicy cherry/berry fruit offers plenty of immediate appeal, and the ripe tannins will not get in the way.  Should make a perfect barbecue wine.

83 Points | Wine Spectator
85 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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