Ernie Els Wines toasts its latest awards and high ratings

06 Nov

Ernie Els Wines Proprietors Blend 2016 has received a 5-star rating from the prestigious Platter Wine Guide, South Africa’s definitive wine buying guide.

“Huge congratulations to Louis Strydom and Leander Koekemoer and their respective teams for crafting yet another world class wine,” commented Ernie. “You guys are doing such a wonderful job.”

The Proprietors Blend has always been a special wine as it is the purest expression you will get of Ernie Els Wines in a bottle. A blend of all of the cultivars planted on the Estate, it is a true reflection of the meticulous attention to detail that is paid to the vineyards and the wine in the cellar.

“The 2016 is medium to full-bodied and the wine is strewn with black fruits, exotic spice and chards of dark chocolate. Spicy oak melts into a dense, powerfully-fruited and structured core. The majority Cabernet Sauvignon gives a cassis purity and salty edge, while the Shiraz component adds a meaty, savoury and spicy edge. The blend is rounded off by the remaining Bordeaux cultivars in a complexity explosion from start to finish. It is exquisitely textured and finely tuned, the 2016 will open up over the next five years and age for a decade or more.” – Roland Peens, Wine Cellar
 

Adding to this, below is a summary of accolades we have received on all of our current vintage wines…

Ernie Els Signature 2014
Top 10 South African Red Blend over the past 10 years according to:
2018 SA Wine Cellar Classification
93 Points – Tim Atkin
93 Points – Wine Magazine
Gold – IWSC – London

Proprietors Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
94 Points – Tim Atkin
Veritas Double Gold

Proprietors Syrah 2015
92 Points – Tim Atkin

Ernie Els Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Gold Outstanding (93+) – IWSC – London
Double Gold – Vitis Vinifera

Ernie Els Merlot 2015
91 Points – Wine Spectator

Ernie Els Big Easy Red Blend 2016
92 Points – Wine Magazine

Ernie Els Big Easy Chenin Blanc 2018
Gold – Vitis Vinifera

For more information please visit the website: ernieelswines.com.

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