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Bordeaux Style - ENGELBRECHT ELS, Proprietors Blend. South Africa

2013 PROPRIETOR'S BLEND, Ernie Els. Stellenbosch, SA

Bin: 2330
Alcohol Percentage: 14.5%
Area: The 72 hectare Ernie Els vineyard is on the northern slopes of the Helderburg mountain. Vines planted around 1999, a new state of the art winery completed in 2004 (well worth a visit - great for casual, good value lunches)
Grape Variety: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Shiraz; the rest Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot; matured for 18 months in oak (80% new oak; 70% French, 30% American)
Producer: Celebrities getting involved with wine is not often a recipe for success - rather an outlet for excessive ego. But winemaker Louis Styrdom is doing a great job here from vineyards high up on the northern slopes of the Helderberg mountain
Cellar Potential: 2018-2028
Old Bridge Rating: This is a real step forward for Ernie Else wines. The oak and alcohol are much better controlled with a good balance of freshness and (already) a long finish. Not expensive, surprisingly, for the quality

£29.00 per bottle
This wine does not qualify for a further case discount

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