Ernie Els Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon boasts an inky, blue-black core and explosive purple rim. Extravagant salty-liquorice notes appear on the nose, intertwined with pine kernel, a dash of Madagascan pepper corn, and lashes of blueberry fruit. The palate is medium to full bodied with a firm acidity and supple yet lacy tannins. Elegantly modern with a somewhat towering structure, the wine finally finishes with a sweet fruit guise, a touch of mint, and deft yet spicy oak. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Ernie Els Wines has been synonymous for creating acclaimed red wines for over a decade. In 1999, the concept of Ernie Els Wines was born. With the help of award-winning winemaker, Louis Strydom, the maiden 2000 vintage of Ernie Els Signature (a classic Bordeaux blend) was produced. The synergy between the wine and Ernie's classic golf swing were apparent—He has even been quoted as saying that "wine is like golf—in both endeavors nature has the last ruling." In 2004, a beautiful 178-acre property was chosen on the warm, north-facing slopes of the Helderberg Mountain, outside the picturesque town of Stellensbosch and within its infamous "Golden Triangle," a unique patch of land where some of South Africa's best red wines are grown and made. And, it has been the home of Ernie Els Wines ever since. This superb Cabernet Sauvignon continues their lineage of quality wines.