Ernie Els Signature Red 2012

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Platter Awards 4.5*
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, 2016: Silver
International Wine & Spirit Competition, 2015: Silver

Ernie Els Wines has created something truly spectacular with their Bordeaux-style blend, the Signature. The 2012 edition really shines in the epic 2012 Stellenbosch vintage. It shows an intensely purple rim and deep crimson core, leading to impressive concentration and startling depth. Rather closed at first, nuances of fig jam, cigar box and meat spice slowly arise from the glass, complemented by ripe red cherries and a hint of fine milk chocolate. The palate is supported by ultra-fine, layered tannins that areseemingly wrapped in mixed red berry fruits. Pure and elegant, the finish lingers with juicy cassis and a salty, mineral tail.

Food Pairings
Beef Steak, Game, Lamb Shank, Roast Beef

The Estate
Explore the wonderful and fascinating world of wine as seen and enjoyed by South African golfer Ernie Els. Through his many travels around the globe Ernie has been exposed to and appreciated some of the world’s greatest wines and in 1999 decided to pursue his developed passion for fine wine with the creation of Ernie Els Wines. Ernie befittingly chose Stellenbosch, the noble heart of South African wine to base his operation.

Blend Information
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, 5% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Franc

Ageing
The wine perhaps holds the most impressive structure and will provide for long aging ahead. Enjoy now through to 2027+.

 Alcohol: 14.5% vol



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