(2021) Kanonkop winemaker Abrie Beeslaar makes this under his own label, from 25-year-old, unirrigated vineyards. It was fermented in open-top concrete vats and spent 21 months in French oak barrels, 40% new. It's a huge, plush and uncompromising style of Pinotage, an ultra-refined version of those 'coffee' and 'chocolate' renditions that were all the rage for a while, copious black fruit melts into a swirling dark pool of espresso and cocoa. But there is finesses here: it's as sheer as silk on the palate, and while that depth of sumptuous fruit floods the palate, the tight grain of the tannins and pert juiciness of the acidity balances, the wine finishing long, spicy and supple.