Ernie Els Major Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Ernie Els Major Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

 

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Ernie Els
Major Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
  • Vintage : 2017
  • Country : South Africa
  • Region : Stellenbosch
  • Subregion
  • Type : Red
  • Style Rich and Spicy
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 14,5°
  • Grappes : 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Experts Score Vintage
WS Wine Spectator 92 2015
RP Robert Parker 88 2012
ST Stephen Tanzer 91 2011
More information on wine critics and ratings

This Cabernet Sauvignon boasts an inky blue black core and explosive purple rim. Extravagant salty-liquorice notes appear on the nose, intertwined with pine kernel, a dash of Madagascan pepper corn and lashes of blueberry fruit.

The palate is medium to full-bodied with a firm acidity and supple yet lacy tannins.

Elegantly modern with a somewhat towering structure, the wine finally finishes with a sweet fruit guise, a touch of mint and deft yet spicy oak.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 92 Points (2015)
Fleshy and inviting, showing layers of cassis, raspberry and blackberry paste inlaid with anise, singed apple wood and mint notes. Nice charcoal frame on the finish. Best from 2018 through 2023. 3,550 cases made.

Robert Parker (RP) : 88 Points (2012)
The 2012 Proprietor's Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from the property and fruit from the Helderberg area. It has dusky red berry, earthy fruit on the nose laced with leather and cedar scents. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe chewy black fruit. This is feeling just a little pinched at the moment and it needs to develop more persistence on the abrupt finish.

Stephen Tanzer (ST) : 91 Points (2011)
Good bright red-ruby. Restrained, pure aromas of cassis, licorice mint and herbs. Densely packed and rich, with a lovely sugar/acid balance to its flavors of cassis, minerals and spicecake; showing less herbal character than the 2010 merlot. Serious cabernet with a firm tannic spine and brambly dark fruit and pepper flavors spreading out nicely to saturate the palate on the lingering finish. Makes the merlot tannins seem a bit dry by comparison, but this cabernet will be even better for some time in bottle.

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Ernie Els Major Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Reviewed by Wine Spectator 17-10-2020 . Score: 4.5