Ernie Els Wines

Throughout his many travels around the globe, South African golfer, Ernie Els, has been exposed to and appreciated some of the world’s greatest wines. In 1999, he decided to pursue his developed passion for fine wine with the creation of Ernie Els Wines. Ernie befittingly chose Stellenbosch, the noble heart of South African wine, in which to base his operation and officially opened the cellar in December 2004. Louis Strydom, the winemaker, has been alongside Ernie on this journey and has been crafting Ernie Els Wines since 2000. During this time, not only has he continued to distinguish himself as an exceptionally-gifted winemaker, but he has also been appointed as the Managing Director. His understanding of the terroir, as well as the Helderberg region, have been a key ingredient in the success of these wines.

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Ernie Els Big Easy Rosé
Perfect summer sipping wine that's vibrant and fruity made of  a juicy blend of Shiraz & Viognier with plenty of crushed red berry flavours and a soft dry finish.
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Ernie Els Big Easy Cabernet Sauvignon
Succulent juicy dark berry fruit, dark chocolate, cinnamon spice and ripe plums fill the glass supported by a medium to full-bodied structure that is textured but approachable and tremendously easy drinking.
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Ernie Els Big Easy Chenin Blanc
The Big Easy Chenin Blanc is punchy and concentrated in the dry 2018 vintage. Ripe kumquat, summer melon, straw and hints of spice on the nose lead to a deep, fruity palate. It is crisp and fresh, but offers a soft and creamy mouthfeel. The fruit is ripe and easy-going, and the palate is dry and savoury, suggesting excellent versality with food.
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Ernie Els Signature
The flagship Bordeaux-styled blend, Ernie Els Signature is predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and a dash of Cabernet Franc revealing complex layers of dark brooding blackcurrants, candied orange, cardamom, clove and dark olives embellished by integrated spicy oak and smooth ripe tannins.
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Ernie Els Big Easy Red Blend
A delicious mouthful of dark fruit flavours combining the intensity and structure of Cabernet Sauvignon with wilder, spicier Shiraz character.
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Ernie Els Major Series Merlot
All the hallmarks of a classic Merlot with ripe plums and earthy notes supported by a core of minerality and fleshed out with ripe strawberry, forest underfloor, hint of chocolate, and a deepening of dark black berry laced with a hint caramel and oak spice. The savoury palate is coated in sweet attractive oak with distinct salty edge. Medium bodied, fresh yet serious with good line of acidity and clean to end.
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Ernie Els Major Series Cabernet Sauvignon
Red berry fruits billow from the glass with classic cigar notes over elegant crushed dried herbs, black cherry and ripe plums with red cherry freshness. The entry is inviting, fresh with a vibrant youthful energy of bouncy red fruit and an earthy undertow. As the wine evolves in the glass there is an attractive tension between red and black fruit with a hint of liquorice over a linear focused and dry finish.