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Ernie Els Signature 2006
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Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Louis Strydom
Main Variety : Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol : 14.74 %vol
pH : 3.9
RS : 3.6 g/l
Total Acid : 6.1 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Full
Taste : Fruity


Accolades
The 2005 Ernie Els Bordeaux Blend has achieved the following accolades:
  • 94 point in Wine Spectator (highests rating for a SA Bordeaux Blend)
  • Gold Medal at Decanter
  • 4 & half star John Platter 
Tasting Notes
Appearance: Plum red with a thin red rim.

Aroma: The aroma of the wine is fruit driven with combination of the black fruits plum, cherries and blackberries. The fruitcake aromas are rounded off by a subtle oak spice to the finish .There are also distinctive earthy undertones to this claret.

Palate: The fruit from the aroma follows through onto a seductive mid-palate, supported by a silky mineral feel with hints of oak and backed by a sweet tannin finish.

Impression: "This wine offers great middle palate complexity with a lingering spicy finish. Drink now through 2015."
Blend Information
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec
In The Vineyard
CLIMATE
Mediterranean with the rainfall  650mm per annum, the EE vineyards are located high up on the northern slopes of the Helderberg Mountain. This contribution imparts warmer fruit flavours to the wine. In summer, the vineyards close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean result in cool sea breezes that keeps temperatures lower, extending the ripening period.


SOIL
The soils are deep red and are a mixture of weathered / decomposed granite and Hutton. A small percentage is made up of clay and Clovelly.

Other Vintages
Ernie Els Signature 2013 Louis Strydom Cabernet Sauvignon
Ernie Els Signature 2012 Louis Strydom Cabernet Sauvignon
Ernie Els Signature 2011 Louis Strydom Cabernet Sauvignon
Ernie Els Signature 2010 Louis Strydom Cabernet Sauvignon
Ernie Els Signature 2009 Louis Strydom Cabernet Sauvignon
Ernie Els Signature 2008 Louis Strydom Cabernet Sauvignon
Ernie Els Signature 2007 Louis Strydom Cabernet Sauvignon
Ernie Els Signature 2006 Louis Strydom Cabernet Sauvignon

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Annandale Road (R44) P.O. Box 7595, Stellenbosch, 7599, South Africa
Ernie Els Wines (Pty) Ltd      2004/008991/07
Proprietor: E. Els & H. Von Staff-Reitzenstein - Directors: S. Makin, E. Oblowitz, M. Sander, L. Strydom, H. Von Staff-Reitzenstein, J. Von Staff-Reitzenstein