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Ernie Els Major Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2017


This superb Cabernet Sauvignon is ideal for current consumption but has plenty of time left in it for the patient. The nose opens with a generous bouquet of berry fruit with herbal nuances and hints of cigar box. There is plenty of lively red fruit with cherry and plum being predominant. The palate is medium bodied with plenty of firm tannins that will soften in time but for now they don't overbalance the fruit. There is a certain tension in the wine that makes it appealing and the finish is focused and fine. 

Country: South Africa
Region: Coastal Region
Subregion: Stellenbosch
Vintage: 2017
Colour: Red
Grape Variety: 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Petit Verdot.
ABV: 14%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure: Natural cork
Style: Elegant and fine
Drink With: Roast rib of beef.

This seductive Cabernet Sauvignon uses many of the seven different clones to create the wine. All of the diverse clonal batches were vinified separately before the final blend was made, this it has much more complexity than most Cabernets of this price. Tim Aitkin 91 points. Veritas Double Gold Award Platter's Guide 4.5 stars.