Ernie Els Wines - Big Easy Blend 2017Rich and Emphatic
Country of OriginSouth Africa
- Acidity g/l5.8
- Food MatchRed Meats
- Grape TypeCabernet Sauvignon
- Grape TypeShiraz/Syrah
- Ph Level3.65
- Residual Sugar g/l2.8
- WinemakerLouis Strydom
The 2017 Big Easy is arguably the most serious and riveting vintage yet.
The dry vintage was conducive to producing a superbly concentrated, beguiling wines that dazzle the senses.
It is a shade darker with a black core, offering a brooding nose that takes time to unfold. Complexity is revealed with elegantly ripe blackberry, liquorice, fine Chinese spice and smoked herbs.
A majority of Shiraz cloaks the palate with fruit-laden tannins, covered in melted milk chocolate and Morello cherries. 20% Cabernet Sauvignon adds a backbone of minerality and definition, while equal parts of Cinsault, Mouvèdre, Grenache and Viognier add a Mediterranean feel.
It shows solid grip and power in its youth, suggesting up to a decade of maturation.