Ernie ElsProprietor’s Blend 2017Product code: 8239
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A captivating fusion of Grenache, Syrah and Petit Verdot, Ernie Els Proprietor’s Blend wine is a South African marvel. Hand-harvested, the grapes convey a profile that's both complex and elegantly poised. The palate offers black fruits, chocolate, and spice melded masterfully with a balanced oak character. Its richness is complimented by velvet-like tannins, resulting in a well-rounded, sophisticated after-taste. Vibrant yet supremely graceful, this finely crafted blend showcases exceptional know-how, underscoring Ernie Els' burgeoning reputation for winemaking prowess. A wine of remarkable depth, this is truly a delight for connoisseurs.
Baking spices, dark chocolate and black, vibrant fruits hint at the power to follow. Complex aromas of pure cassis, meat and oak spice lead to a well-integrated fruit centre with dense, but finely-tuned tannins. This is a wonderful blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Shiraz and 5% each of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot where the components are expressive but well-balanced and the whole is so much more than the parts. Powerful, explosive and medium- to full-bodied with the precision of 2017 shining through to a long-defined finish.
About the Winery
Ernie Els Winery, tucked away in the tranquil foothills of the Helderberg Mountain in South Africa's stunning Western Cape, is the epitome of luxury wine production. Its location in the heart of Stellenbosch, which enjoys the status one of the world's top wine regions, is one of the elements that makes the winery a sought-after destination for wine connoisseurs worldwide.
The charisma of the golf legend, Ernie Els, is vividly mirrored in every inch of the winery, the trademark blend of style and charm translating seamlessly from tee to glass. The winery is famous for its premium assortment of wines which distinctly represent the sophisticated yet robust character of their namesake.
At the heart of the winery’s operations is the dedication to perfection. A tour around the winery elucidates the painstaking care that goes into each drop of wine produced - from the hands that tend the vineyards, to the passionate winemaking team that nurtures each bottle to maturity.
But Ernie Els Winery is far more than just a wine-producing estate_ It's an experience in itself, captivating both the senses and the spirit. It features a state-of-the-art tasting room that offers panoramic vistas with every sip, an enchantingly serene ambiance matched by hospitable staff and a highly acclaimed restaurant serving exquisite delicacies. Visitors can also enjoy the exclusive Ernie Els Wine Lounge, an oasis of elegance where premium varietals can be savoured.
Adding to its charm is the Ernie Els Golf Experience, a unique element that draws golf aficionados from across the globe. The sprawling greens, meticulously designed by the golf legend himself, offer the quirky delight of a golfing encounter paired with the winery’s stunning landscape as a backdrop.
In conclusion, the Ernie Els Winery embodies a delightful amalgamation of passion, elegance, and finesse, promising an experience that transcends the norm. From whispering vineyards to enticing wines, every aspect resonates with the promise of an unforgettable encounter.