The Ernie Els Signature Bordeaux Blend is once again extremely impressive in this classic 2014 vintage. Dark at the core with a crimson rim, it is full-bodied, elegantly endowed and finely poised. The nose unravels with pencil shavings, wet earth, cedar, dried leaves and an array of sweet fruits. The new oak is well integrated into a richly-concentrated palate, framed by dry, yet detailed tannins. It offers a contrast of classic nuances, luxuriously pure fruit and modern styling. There is ample structure and depth for it to age effortlessly for a decade or more.
Ernie Els Signature Magnum 2014
Alc.14.96% by Vol.
R.S. 4.2 g/l
T.A. 6.1 g/l
Cabernet Sauvignon 60%
Cabernet Franc 5%
Petit Verdot 5%
All fruit was sourced from the Ernie Els Wines property whose vineayrds grow on the warm, north-facing slopes of the Helderberg region within the Stellenbosch appellation. The Hutton Clovelly soils contain a high gravel content which offers rich middle palate weight, giving this wine exceptional depth and fruit purity. Each variety is separately managed to create unique and varied flavour profiles for this classic 'Medoc-style' Bordeaux blend. With an altitude of approximately 250 metres above sea level, together with the cooling influence of the Atlantic Ocean just 15 kilometres away, this extends the ripening period by up to 3 weeks, resulting in lovely phenolic ripeness.
March & April, 2013. 25.5° Brix average sugar at harvest