A real star among the red wines

Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
  • KAN-032016
  • Classic notes of currants and tobacco
  • Great Cabernet Sauvignon from the barrique
  • Awarded the top rating of 5 John Platter stars
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39.00€ 52.00€/l

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The Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic representative of a Cabernet Sauvignon from...
The Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic representative of a Cabernet Sauvignon from Simonsberg. The multi-layered bouquet already spoils the connoisseur's senses with aromas of blackcurrants, fennel and tea leaves. Tobacco and fynbos notes successfully round off the first impression. Earthy tones and a hint of liquorice linger on the palate for a long time. Although the Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon has a good tannin structure, it shows its fine and fresh side on the palate. As the red wine has matured for 24 months in barriques, it has wonderful potential for development, but of course the Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon is already a pleasure to drink with dishes of game or dark meat.


Jg. 2017
5 John Platter Stars, Decanter Silver, Tim Atkin 95 Points
Jg. 2016
5 John Platter Stars
Jg. 2014
4.5 John Platter Stars, IWSC Bronze, Tim Atkin 94 Points
Jg. 2013
4.5 John Platter Stars, Tim Atkin 94 Points
Jg. 2012
4.5 John Platter Stars, Robert Parker 92 Points, Tim Atkin 93 Points
Jg. 2011
4.5 John Platter Stars, IWSC Silver, Robert Parker 89 Points, Veritas Gold, Wine Spectator 91 Points

Expert Judgement

"Cape classic released a year later than Paul Sauer, needing time to show its best. Dark & brooding 2016 has aristocratically austere edge to its cassis & cigarbox notes & full-flavoured generosity. Absorbs 50% new oak easily; big tannins not formidable even in youth." John Platter Wine Guide 2021

Goes With:

Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Grape Varieties:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Importer/ Distributor:
Weinland Ariane Abayan GmbH- Erikastraße 67- 20251 Hamburg- Germany
Food Business Operator:
CAPREO GmbH, Gildeweg 10, 46562 Voerde, Germany
Kanonkop, R44, 7607 Stellenbsoch Central, Südafrika
Bottle Cap:
39.00€ / bottle à 0,75 l
Filling Quantity:
0,75 l
Alcohol Strength:
14,5 % Vol.
5,9 g/l
Residual Sugar:
2,6 g/l
Serve at:
16-18 °C
Best before:
In the Cellar:
Matured in the barrique for 24 months.

Kanonkop – family-run to the Top of South African Wines

The family Sauer runs the winery Kanonkop in the fourth generation by now. Originally, J W Sauer, a cabinet minister of the South African parliament, had bought it. His son Paul Oliver Sauer took over later, supported by the rugby legend Jan ‘Boland’ Coetzee. In 1980, the now-famous winemaker Beyers Truter joined the team and led Kanonkop to the top of South African wine producers. Today, mostly Abrie Beeslaar plays a great role in the constant success of the winery. By the way, the name Kanonkop goes back to ‘kopje’ which means ‘small hill’. From this hill, a canon used to be fired when merchant ships arrived in the close-by bay. This shot informed the people living in the inland and they loaded their carts, went to the harbour and offered their goods for sale.

More than just a Workplace – Kanonkop as Home

Not only the family Sauer considers the estate Kanonkop as their home. The majority of employees also live on the site which has a nursery, sport grounds for cricket and football as well as schools that are close by. The staff of Kanonkop benefits directly of the success which is why their work is more than just a simple job for them. With great passion and love for detail, they make for excellent wine for many years now.

One of the best Producers in South Africa

Through continuous work on the wine slope and in the wine cellar, Kanonkop has rightly acquired the reputation of being one of the best wineries in South Africa. For many years, excellent wines have been produced here that excite connoisseurs worldwide with their consistently high quality. Early on, the estate has experimented with the grape variety Pinotage, the country’s national grape and South Africa’s successful contribution to the international wine world. It has thus quite early laid the foundation for the especially high quality Pinotage wines from Kanonkop. The grape with all its advantages comes to full effect as it unites the robustness of Cinsault with the noble and fruity character of Pinot Noir.