Ernie Els Proprietor's Blend 2016

Ernie Els Proprietor's Blend 2016

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Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon Blend
Region
South Africa
Alcohol
14.8%

Overview

Proprietor'S Blend

Aging

Aged for 18 months in 300 litreFrench Oak barrels (35% new) and 5% in 300 litre American Oak barrels (30% new).

Fermentation

Whole berries are fermented in open top tanks and barrels with intermittent pump-overs and punch downs to ensure a balance between flavor, color, and tannin extraction from the skins. Maceration to follow if needed.

Tasting Notes

Style

Red

Flavor

Blueberry, Cherry, Dried Herbs

Aroma

Notes of sweet black and blueberries dance on the nose. With time, floral aromatics are coaxed from the glass.

Taste

Medium-to-full-bodied, strewn with black fruits, exotic spice, and shards of dark chocolate. Sweet, spicy oak melts into a dense, powerful, fruity, and structured core with the Cabernet Sauvignon lending a cassis purity and salty edge while the Shiraz lends a savory, spicy edge.