The Wine Advocate 90 Points - "The 2014 Pinotage is matured for 16 months in 80% new oak. It offers a vivid and powerful bouquet of black cherries, licorice, melted tar and blueberries that seem to gush from the glass. The palate is powerful on the entry with bold tannin, but there is the acidity here to keep everything balanced and counter the layers of fruit with freshness and tension. As I have written before, Kanonkop know how to make a great Pinotage and this is a delight."
Antonio Galloni 91 Points - "Bright medium ruby. Expressive aromas of blackberry, woodsmoke and chocolate. Very sweet, plush and deep but not overly fruity, with plum, blackberry and licorice flavors complicated by a hint of banana chips and smoky minerality. Finishes with a firm spine of well-integrated tannins, a dusty mocha note and excellent length and grip."
Wine Spectator 91 Points - "A juicy, racy style, with deliciously pure plum and blackberry compote flavors enlivened by an anise note that lingers through the finish. Features dark fruit but remains bright and fresh in feel. Well done. Drink now through 2020."