£11.95 per bottle
Ernie Els 2018 Big Easy Cabernet Sauvignon has a fresh, crunchy and vibrantly fruited palate that balances the charming sweeter notes with aplomb. Opulent and deeply aromatic on the nose, there is just a hint of spice that co-mingles beautifully with the raspberry and red currant charm on the palate. Immediately inviting with ripe plum, red cherry and hints of cassis, the palate is vital, lively and already approachable. Light to Medium bodied in structure it is drinking well now, but is sure to mature and smooth out over the next year or so.
Louis Strydom has gone back to the traditional style made on the foothills of the Helderberg mountain, where Cabernet Sauvignon and Cinsault were planted together from around the 1920’s, and the two varieties were later blended together to make a wine that is softer and rounder in style for early enjoyment. By the mid 1970’s this style was so popular, that Cinsault was one of the most widely planted varieties in Stellenbosch. Over the years Cinsault has all but disappeared in Stellenbosch, but now almost 50 years later, Ernie Els have replanted Cinsault to revive the traditional ‘Helderberg red blend’ style. This Big Easy Cabernet Sauvignon has up to 15% Cinsault blended in to be true to the history of the Helderberg red blend, as well as provide an extension of Ernie Els’ vision to be the best Cabernet Sauvignon producer in South Africa.
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