93pts James Suckling
Aromas of plums, mulberries, grilled meat, dried herbs and charred bark. Medium body with fine tannins. Balanced, creamy and vibrant with fresh acidity and a precise, flavorful finish. Excellent expression of pinotage. Sustainable. Drink or hold.
91pts Wine Enthusiast
Initial aromas of sweet oak and wood spice set the stage but settle in with time to allow ripe cherry and plum flesh flavors to come to the fore. Abundant spice continues through to the medium-weight palate along with plush fruit flavors, wrapped in medium tannins that lend a solid structure and grip through the close. Editors' Choice
The Kanonkop Kadette Pinotage 2019 shows attractive crimson hues, with scented aromas of red currants, strawberry confit and dried rose petals. The palate is medium-bodied and opulent, with finely textured tannins and flavours of red pastille sweets, bright cherries and a hint of spice. The acidity is in balance with the fruit and wood components, and adds a sparkle of freshness to the alluring red berry flavours on the finish.