The distinctive Proprietors Blend is bold and invigorating from start to finish. This Bordeaux blend with the addition of Shiraz offers a balance of seamless structure and elegant generosity. Notes of sweet black and blueberry coulis dance on the nose, and with time, floral aromatics are coaxed from the glass. Medium to full bodied, the intense cherry-laced core finishes with a whiff of mint and dried provencal herbs. American and French oak is finely woven into the long finish, providing layers for further of aging potential over 10 years.
Ernie Els Proprietors Blend 2015
Alc. 14.77 % By Vol. • R.S. 3.1 g/l • T.A. 6.1 g/l • pH 3.81
Cabernet Sauvignon 60%
Cabernet Franc 5%
Petit Verdot 5%
The Proprietor’s Blend is a blend of all the six varieties cultivated on the property. These vineyards grow on the warm north-facing slopes of the Helderberg region within the Stellenbosch appellation. All six varieties thrive under these conditions and deliver rich, full-bodied red wines. With an altitude of approximately 250 metres above sea level and the cooling influence of the Atlantic Ocean just 15 kilometres away, the ripening period is extended by up to 3 weeks.
March & April, 2014. 25.5° Brix average sugar at harvest