Wine To Share is delighted to inform its customers that one of our favorite wine makers, Kanonkop, has been awarded South Africa’s first ever 100 points by renowned British Wine Master, Tim Atkin, in his 7th Annual Report on South African Wine.
It’s a significant milestone for South Africa’s premium wine industry. The Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2015 is a sublime Cape Bordeaux-blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc and 15% Merlot. What’s even more extraordinary is the price of Kanonkop’s award-winning wine, just US$40 per bottle when purchased direct from the vineyard.
The graph (below) shows the stark difference in pricing between wines scoring 90 points on Wine Spectator from France, Italy, California, Chile and South Africa. A bottle of 90-point scoring SA wine is priced at US$40 per bottle whereas its French counterpart is priced at over 2.5x more, at US$106 per bottle.
*graph from DGB's The Inconvenient Truth Documentary
Whilst Kanonkop’s prestigious award may come has a surprise to some, it’s not a surprise to us at Wine To Share. When we opened our doors commercially earlier this year, we were simply opening our doors to a product we have been championing for 18 years, and we’ll continue to do so to get more people to appreciate the value and quality of good South African Wine.
Wine To Share’s Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2015 vintage has now sold out. We do, however, have limited stock of their 2014 vintage (rated 96 points by Tim Atkin) available at S$55 per bottle. Click here to order.