Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Capturing the schent of desert scrub, of the fynbos in the hills of the Cape, this is a savory cabernet with an emphasis on herbal complexity. What sweetness there is comes from the oak, while the fruit itself is tight, with a pleasant sage-like bitterness. This should be fascinating to watch as it evolves in the cellar.
The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon was matured in 50% new oak for 24 months. It has a well-defined, slightly leafy bouquet with touches of dark chocolate. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe blackberry and boysenberry fruit with a fine citric thread and a rather reserved but appealing finish.