Home Reviews Kanonkop Kadette Pinotage Rosé

Several years ago I tried my first pinotage, which was some cheap bottle I picked up on a whim.  It was horrible and for years after that I avoided pinotage.  I supposed I rushed to judgement — it wasn’t pinotage that was bad, it was just that wine.

I got it wrong back then.  Way wrong.  I not only banished pinotage from my wine selections, but I avoided South African wines altogether.  I have no idea why I cast such a wide net with my judgement.  I guess I was young and I’m a pretty judgmental kind of guy.

But I’ve seen the light now.  I have become a fan of South African wines and a fan of pinotage.  And since I was already a fan of rosé, this Pinotage Rosé from Kanonkop had me intrigued — and it didn’t disappoint.

Kanonkop Kadette Pinotage Rosé

Orange blossom, black pepper, lime and mineral aromatics give this wine a fascinating nose.  On the palate it offers lime, cranberry and light raspberry flavors.  The acidity is good.  It finishes with cranberry, black pepper and mineral notes.  This is what a rosé should be.

It’s a tasty wine and at $13 it’s a great value!  Also check out the Kanonkop Kadette Red Blend.

Wine: Kanonkop Kadette Pinotage Rosé
Variety: Pinotage
Vintage: 2012
Alcohol: 13.5%
Rating: 88
Price: $13.00

Find Kanonkop Kadette Pinotage Rosé with Snooth

Disclosure: This wine was received as a sample.

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