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Black Label Range (archived)
Kanu Semi Sweet White NV
This wine has hints of lemon peel; florality underpinned by sun dried apricots and matured honey. The spicy sweetness is mouth coating and provides a lingering finish.
Alc: 12.5  RS: 22.8  pH: 3.7  TA:  VA:  SO2: 185  FSO2:
Kanu Merlot Rose NV
Tempting crushed raspberry colour offers delectable candyfloss, red berries and boiled sweet aromas. On the palate, this juicy wine shows depth of flavour with vivaciousness and a lively finish.
Alc: 13.5  RS: 5.4  pH: 3.4  TA: 5.4  VA:  SO2: 121  FSO2:
Kanu Merlot Rose NV
Tempting crushed raspberry colour offers delectable candy floss, red berries and boiled sweet aromas. On the palate, this juicy wine shows depth of flavour with vivaciousness and a lively finish.
Alc: 13.0  RS: 6.6  pH: 3.4  TA: 5.9  VA:  SO2: 185  FSO2:
Kanu Semi Sweet Rose NV
A vivid salmon pink colour offers delectable candyfloss, red berries and boiled sweet aromas. On the palate, this juicy wine shows depth of flavour with vivaciousness and a lively finish.
Alc: 12.0  RS: 46.8  pH: 3.58  TA: 6.1  VA:  SO2: 120  FSO2:
Kanu Natural Sweet Merlot Rose NV -  SOLD OUT
Tempting crushed raspberry colour offers delectable candy floss, red berries and boiled sweet aromas. On the palate, this juicy wine shows depth of flavour with vivaciousness and a lively finish.
Alc: 12.28  RS: 32.0  pH: 3.23  TA: 7.2  VA: 0.29  SO2: 117  FSO2: 29
Kanu Semi Sweet Rose NV
A vivid salmon pink colour offers delectable candyfloss, red berries and boiled sweet aromas. On the palate, this juicy wine shows depth of flavour with vivaciousness and a lively finish.
Alc: 13.0  RS: 18.0  pH: 3.45  TA: 6.6  VA:  SO2: 185  FSO2:
Kanu Merlot 2011

Tempting crushed raspberry colour offers delectable candyfloss, red berries and boiled sweet aromas. On the palate, this juicy wine shows depth of flavour with a vivaciousness and a lively finish.


Alc: 12.64  RS: 7.0  pH: 3.20  TA: 6.4  VA: 0.39  SO2: 111  FSO2: 36
Kanu Merlot Rose 2011
Tempting crushed raspberry colour offers delectable candyfloss, red berries and boiled sweet aromas. On the palate, this juicy wine shows depth of flavour with vivaciousness and a lively finish.
Alc: 13.5  RS: 5.4  pH: 3.4  TA: 5.4  VA:  SO2: 121  FSO2:
Kanu Rifle Range White NV
Zippy, fresh acidity with typical Sauvignon Blanc fruit is complemented by hints of tropical fruit and green melon from Chenin Blanc.
Alc: 13.0  RS: 3.9  pH: 3.44  TA: 5.7  VA:  SO2: 113  FSO2:
Kanu Rifle Range Red NV
This easy drinking blended wine offers nuances of vibrant black berries, dark chocolate and Christmas spices on the nose. Soft, supple tannins and lingering mocha notes make this an amazingly accessible wine, enjoyed on its own or paired with a good meal.
Alc: 13.5  RS: 5.7  pH: 3.69  TA: 5.1  VA:  SO2: 57  FSO2:
Kanu Rifle Range Red NV
This easy drinking blended wine offers nuances of vibrant black berries, dark chocolate and Christmas spices on the nose. Soft, supple tannins and lingering mocha notes make this an amazingly accessible wine, enjoyed on its own or paired with a good meal.
Alc: 13.5  RS: 5.9  pH: 3.58  TA: 5.5  VA:  SO2: 157  FSO2:
Kanu Natural Sweet Shiraz 2012
Stylishly crimson with youthful purple hues. On the nose an aromatic explosion of berry compote, a slight smokiness with underlying hints of cinnamon and cedar. The palate is confronted with an infusion of black cherries, bitter chocolate mousse and subtle cinnamon notes. Mouth-filling, with a soft tannin structure and a well-balanced acidity ensures mid-palate weight and a long, lingering spicy finish.
Alc: 11.5  RS: 62.2  pH: 3.34  TA: 6.9  VA: 0.46  SO2: 136  FSO2:
Kanu Natural Sweet Shiraz 2013
Stylishly crimson with youthful purple hues. On the nose an aromatic explosion of berry compote, a slight smokiness with underlying hints of cinnamon and cedar. The palate is confronted with an infusion of black cherries, bitter chocolate mousse and subtle cinnamon notes. Mouth-filling, with a soft tannin structure and a well-balanced acidity ensures mid-palate weight and a long, lingering spicy finish.
Alc: 12.5  RS: 26.3  pH: 3.4  TA: 5.8  VA:  SO2: 131  FSO2:
Kanu Rosé 2007
A brilliant, lively, clear wine, the colour of freshly cut watermelon. Something to excite one's senses! A rather complex nose comprising; pink grapefruit, peppery nasturtium and hints of strawberry jam. A full palate of pomegranate and pink grapefruit with a hint of spiciness in the aftertaste. The wine is intended for early enjoyment.

Alc: 12.88  RS: 6.1  pH: 3.08  TA: 6.2  VA:  SO2: 130  FSO2: 31
Kanu Rosé 2008 -  SOLD OUT
A brilliant, lively, clear wine, the colour of freshly cut watermelon. Something to excite one's senses! A rather complex nose comprising; pink grapefruit, peppery nasturtium and hints of strawberry jam. A full palate of pomegranate and pink grapefruit with a hint of spiciness in the aftertaste.
Alc: 13  RS: 8.02  pH: 3.22  TA: 5.91  VA:  SO2: 103  FSO2: 30
Kanu Sauvignon Blanc 2006
Lime green and light lemon in colour. Pronounced bell pepper and freshly cut grass, notes of asparagus, and nettle on the nose. On the palate, a delicate balance of natural fruit sugars and lively acidity reveals zesty lemon and green pepper flavours. Drinking well now, but will gain in intricacy with bottle maturation.
Alc: 11.68  RS: 5.2  pH: 3.69  TA: 6.5  VA:  SO2: 86  FSO2: 34
Kanu Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2005
Straw coloured with a green tinge. A veritable, tropical fruit bowl of melon, pineapple, gooseberry with hints of nettle and green capsicum on the nose. Crisp, green and lively on the palate, due to the acidity and the freshness of the flavours that carry through from the nose. Freshly-cut grass, peppery tones followed with riper fruit aromas such as gooseberry, bell-pepper and fig-preserve flavours. Good balance between natural fruit sugars and acids result in a long lingering aftertaste.
Alc: 13.03  RS: 5.2  pH: 3.27  TA: 7.3  VA:  SO2: 127  FSO2: 53
Kanu Chenin Blanc 2008
Pale straw colour. Intriguing nose of green melon, nectarines and honeysuckle contrasting with a more savoury celery salt character. Playful spiciness lingers in the background. A broad mid-palate underpinned by a lively apply acid structure. Lifted floral notes make this wine multidimensional in character.
Alc: 13.39  RS: 8.4  pH: 3.27  TA: 6.2  VA:  SO2: 137  FSO2: 36
Kanu Chenin Blanc 2007
Wine Spectator Score: 87/100
Pale straw colour. A nose of tropical fruit and summer melon with a hint of spice. Crisp and full bodied, the papaya and pineapple flavours ensure a lingering aftertaste.

Alc: 13.67  RS: 6.6  pH: 3.43  TA: 5.9  VA:  SO2: 157  FSO2: 33
Kanu Chenin Blanc Wooded Limited Release 2005
Clear and bright, pale straw colour with a green tinge. On the nose an explosive character of citrus and lime awaits you, followed by layers of orange blossom and hints of honey suckle. A broad spectrum of flavours unfolds delightfully on the palate with a full, rich buttery mouthfeel. Layers of complexity culminate in a long lingering finish. Drinking exceptionally well now but will no doubt gain in intricacy with bottle maturation.
Alc: 14.29  RS: 7.7  pH: 3.26  TA: 6.4  VA:  SO2: 128  FSO2: 28
Kanu Chardonnay 2004
Lively green-yellow colour that will develop pale gold shards with time. A nose of vanilla, buttered toast with an oak-lemon tension. Lime zest introduces biscuit richness, with nougat, vanilla and toasted almond flavours which lingers on the aftertaste. Drinking well now but will gain in complexity with bottle maturation.
Alc: 14.2  RS: 6.3  pH: 3.35  TA: 6.9  VA:  SO2: 146  FSO2: 44
Kanu Kia-Ora 2004
Wine Spectator Score: 92/100
John Platter Wine Guide: 5 stars

Deep yellow-gold colour. A bouquet of apricots, pineapple, pear, honey and almonds. The sunshine flavours unfold delightfully on the palate with a full, rich mouth feel. Although drinking superbly now, it will continue to develop further in the bottle over the next 5 years.

Alc: 12.28  RS: 113.3  pH: 3.31  TA: 8.7  VA:  SO2: 237  FSO2: 42
Kanu Kia-Ora 2005
Deep yellow-gold colour. A bouquet of apricots, pineapple, pear, honey and almonds. The sunshine flavours unfold delightfully on the palate with a full, rich mouth-feel.
Alc: 10.50  RS: 175.50  pH: 3.2  TA: 9.93  VA:  SO2: 290  FSO2: 45
Kanu Rockwood 2006
A nose of dark chocolate and raspberry, complimented by the peppery, nutmeg and cinnamon notes of the Shiraz component. Soft, velvety tannins with lively fruit that ends in a long dry finish. Drinking well now, but will benefit from two to three years’ bottle maturation.
Alc: 14.29  RS: 6.0  pH: 3.64  TA: 5.4  VA:  SO2: 168  FSO2: 36
Kanu Keystone 2004
Deep garnet in colour. A bouquet of black cherries, blackberries, cloves and allspice with a hint of cinnamon. Rich, juicy, ripe plum and almond on the palate; firm ripe tannins give the wine its complex structure. For optimum drinking the wine should be bottle-aged for a further two to seven years.
Alc: 13.58  RS: 3.3  pH: 3.65  TA: 5.8  VA:  SO2: 138  FSO2: 36
Kanu Merlot 2002
Ruby with a cerise rim. A highly complex nose of cherries and dark chocolate, with organic undertones. It is a big, rich, meaty wine, offering organic and earthy flavours, complemented by a firm tannin structure.
Alc: 13.98  RS: 2.8  pH: 3.05  TA: 6.1  VA:  SO2: 114  FSO2: 52
Kanu Shiraz Limited Release 2004
2008 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show - Bronze Medal (78/100)
Deep ruby colour with a cerise rim. Freshly milled pepper bouquet with hints of nutmeg and cloves on a berry base. Sleek and flavourful; concentrated fruit with soft vanilla wood tannins. Well balanced with a long lingering aftertaste. The wine will gain in complexity during the next two to five years.

Alc: 13.85  RS: 2.6  pH: 3.53  TA: 5.6  VA:  SO2: 88  FSO2: 18
Kanu Shiraz Limited Release 2000
Deep ruby. Pepper and violet bouquet, with hints of nutmeg and cloves on a berry base. Sleek and powerful; concentrated fruit with soft balanced tannins.

Alc: 13.09  RS: 2.4  pH: 3.95  TA: 5.5  VA:  SO2: 97  FSO2: 37
Kanu Shiraz 2004
Deep ruby colour with a cerise rim. Freshly milled pepper bouquet with hints of nutmeg and cloves on a berry base.  Sleek and flavourful; concentrated fruit with soft vanilla wood tannins. Well balanced with a long lingering aftertaste.  The wine will gain in complexity during the next two to five years.
Alc: 13.58  RS: 2.6  pH: 3.53  TA: 5.6  VA:  SO2: 88  FSO2: 18

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