The Big Easy Cabernet Sauvignon is medium bodied with a crimson core and purple edge. Red fruits on the nose suggest a more elegant guise, leading to a serious palate with gritty tannins. Notes of wet earth and tobacco blend with creamy oak, sweet spice and milk chocolate. Plush, ripe plums and Morello cherries line the palate through to a soft, almost tropical finish. The rich 2017 tannins will integrate over the next few years as the wine gathers more complexity.
Ernie Els Big Easy Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Alc. 14.44% by Vol.
R.S. 3.6 g/l
T.A. 5.6 g/l
Cabernet Sauvignon 85%
Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from the Helderberg region within the Stellenbosch appellation. Selected pockets of Cabernet Sauvignon were sourced from different coastal regions to compliment the style. The Cinsault was sourced from 24 year old dryland bush vines in the Paardeberg region.
March 2017. 24° Brix average sugar at harvest