From the magnificent 2015 vintage the Proprietors’ Cabernet Sauvignon offers bright blue berries, pencil lead and dusty notes with hints of minerality on the nose. The palate is densely layered, with cassis, dark chocolate and a lingering fresh black cherry finish. Compact and lush tannins enhance rich layers on the palate, which ends with a deep savoury edge. It is impressively complex and soft in its youth, but will age with grace for up to 10 years.
Ernie Els Proprietor’s Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Alc. 14.86% By Vol.
Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
Our Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards grow on the warm north-facing slopes of the Helderberg region within the Stellenbosch appellation. The Hutton Clovelly soils contain a high gravel content offering rich middle palate weight and delivering exceptional depth and fruit purity. Five clones of Cabernet Sauvignon were utilized in the production of this wine with CS46C being our most abundant clonal selection. 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 resulting in lovely phenolic ripeness.
March & April, 2015. 25.5° Brix average sugar at harvest