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Ernie Els Proprietor's Blend 2016 Wine Review

Ernie Els Proprietor's Blend 2016

Ernie Els Proprietor's Blend 2016

Stellenbosch W.O., South Africa

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $36.95

Drink: 2022-2026

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Ernie Els

Agent: Thompson Vintage Trade Ltd

Natalie's Score: 90/100

Produced by Louis Strydom, a Cabernet Sauvignon-driven, full-bodied red blend with the balance in Shiraz, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Deep dark ruby in the glass with dark berry fruit, ripe cherry, violets, espresso, fine dried herbs flavours, well-balanced and vibrant on the palate.

Proprietor's Blend food pairings: pork roast, roast pheasant, bison burgers.

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This Ernie Els Proprietor's Blend 2016 was reviewed on December 15, 2020 by Natalie MacLean

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Ernie Els 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is fragrant with mint, baked plums and liquorice aromas on the nose, full-bodied with dark plum, blackberry, meaty and dried herbs flavours fleshy and textured on the palate. Produced from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon with fermentation in seven-ton open-top stainless steel tanks. The wines were pumped-over and punched-down manually up to five times per day ensuring maximum color extraction from the skins. Maceration period was 10-16 days before pressing. Aged 17 months in 300-litre French Oak barrels, 20% new. Pour with a beef ribeye from the grill. - Community Wine Reviews

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