£15.25 per bottle
The Big Easy Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 shows fragrant aromas of Herbs de Provence, wild rosemary, bay leaf, sorrel; leafy, savoury herbs mingle with fresh cassis, new spring plums, blackberries. Elegant oaking adds hints of ash, cedar and ground cinnamon to density of black fruit. The palate is sappy and fine, proffering fresh red plums, blackcurrant, touch of cola and balsamic threaded with ripe, round tannins and a juicy core. Elegant yet structured, the firm tannins melt into a fresh and fruited finish. Offering great drinkability without sacrificing concentration.
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.
Ageing potential: Great potential to be enjoyed within 3 – 8 years from vintage
Food pairing: Classic steak wine.
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