Ernie Els Major Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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Platter's - 4.5
Winemag - Top 10
Vitis Vinifera - Gold  
Veritas - Double Gold

Red berry fruits billow from the glass with classic cigar notes over elegant crushed dried herbs, black cherry and ripe plums with red cherry freshness. The entry is inviting, fresh with a vibrant youthful energy of bouncy red fruit and an earthy undertow. The tannins are still tight, medium bodied and fresh expressing the crystalline character of the 2017 vintage. As the wine evolves in the glass there is an attractive tension between red and black fruit with a hint of liquorice over a linear focused and dry finish. Aged for 17 months - 300 litre French Oak barrels (20% new).

92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot

The Estate
As one of South Africa’s most recognizable faces in sport and a leading ambassador for the country, Ernie Els has shown what can be achieved through sheer hard work and a passion for excellence. His commitment, discipline and focus have led to exceptional golfing success, and these same key factors are now evident in his premium wines. It was in 1999 that the idea of Ernie Els Wines was first born, and in 2000, Ernie together with award-winning winemaker Louis Strydom created the maiden vintage, a ‘classic’ Bordeaux blend. The marketing synergy between Els’s ‘classic’ golf swing and the wine worked perfectly. From the outset, Ernie Els Wines focused on delivering a premium product that would hold its own amongst the world’s finest wines. Ernie’s dream of owning vineyards and a winery finally came true in 2004 when the Ernie Els winery was established on a beautiful 72 hectare property located within Stellenbosch’s infamous ‘Golden Triangle’ on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain.

Alcohol: 14.43 % vol