Ernie Els Big Easy Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
The 2017 is a lighter vintage showing the red fruit spectrum of Cabernet Sauvignon.
The nose tempts with notes of coconut, vanilla, raspberries and sweet spice. This leads to a polished, supple palate opening to hints of fine white chocolate. The richness of cranberries and morello cherry gives length while the salty liquorice edge offers freshness and elegance. Crunchy, red-fruited tannins melt into a soft, slightly creamy finish.
Mid-November created challenging spraying conditions and limited access to the vineyards. Each variety is maturated separately (micro-vinified) in oak barrels before blending and eventual bottling. Beautifully balanced and poised, drink now and over the next 5 – 7 years.
91 Points – Tim Atkin ….90 Points – Wine Spectator
Personal food pairing:
Port Wine Braised Beef Short Ribs. Cabernet-Braised Venison Cheeks, and hard cheeses.