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Ernie Els Signature 2011 -  SOLD OUT
Perhaps the most serious Ernie Els Signature yet, the 2011 is a brooding, powerful Bordeaux-style blend produced from prime vineyards in the Helderberg appellation of Stellenbosch. Predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, the purple edge and pitch black core immediately points to its unwavering nature and shadowing depth. Time in the
glass uncovers notes of candied orange, cardamom, clove and dark olives, leading to an intense palate that shines with graphite and cassis. It has a towering structure built on a foundation of crunchy tannins and pure fruit, all solidified by fine yet spicy oak. Long and rewarding, the tail finally ends with a touch of salted liquorice. This is best cellared for 5 to 10 years as the heady tannins integrate further.

Alc: 14.74  RS: 2.9  pH: 3.53  TA: 5.9  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els Signature 2012
The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon-led Bordeaux-style blend really shines in the epic 2012 Stellenbosch vintage. It shows an intensely purple rim and deep crimson core, leading to impressive concentration and startling depth. Rather closed at first, nuances of fig jam, cigar box and meat spice slowly arise from the glass, complemented by ripe red cherries and a hint of fine milk chocolate. The palate is supported by ultra-fine, layered tannins that areseemingly wrapped in mixed red berry fruits. Pure and elegant, the finish lingers with juicy cassis and a salty,mineral tail.
Alc: 14.76  RS: 2.5  pH: 3.50  TA: 5.6  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els Proprietor's Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 -  SOLD OUT
- Limited Release - 
This classy 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon comes across with striking purity. It is once again richly concentrated and yet remarkably elegant and refined. Purple hued and powerfully built, its components are seamlessly knitted into a cassis-fruited, superbly layered palate. Hints of black cherries, dark chocolate, graphite and apricots are all balanced by its subtle oak support. The immense purity of fruit fits like a jigsaw into the perfectly chiseled, tannic frame. Finally finishing with inviting freshness and lacy tannins, this wonderful wine will evolve for a decade or more.

Alc: 14.84  RS: 3.4  pH: 3.78  TA: 6.0  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els Proprietor's Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 -  SOLD OUT
The 2012 Proprietor’s Cabernet Sauvignon is a perfect reflection of the phenomenal 2012 Stellenbosch vintage, a marriage of ripeness and elegance. The nose immediately dazzles with opulent cassis and red plums, while hints of mushroom, ripe fig and liquorice add complexity. The palate is braced by solid oak, which not only offers fragrant spice, but adds to a majestic deep and finely tannic structure. The dense fruit is lifted by a fresh cranberry edge which runs through to a luxuriously long and silky finish. A spectacular, brooding vintage that will benefit from long aging.
Alc: 14.94  RS: 2.7  pH: 3.47  TA: 5.8  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els Proprietor's Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 - SOLD OUT -  SOLD OUT
The 2013 Proprietor’s Cabernet Sauvignon is a perfect reflection of a great Stellenbosch vintage. It has a pitch black core with a deeply rich hue, leading to a nose that dazzles with vanilla, blackberry, liquorice and cherry. A touch of cedar spice add refined depth and complexity, all coated by incredibly fine, chalky tannins. Brooding in its youth, there is an aristocratic feel to its long, silky and powerful finish. Well enjoyed over the next decade.
Alc: 14.8  RS: 3.6  pH: 3.68  TA: 5.7  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els Proprietor's Blend 2012 -  SOLD OUT
2012 was a brilliant Stellenbosch vintage and the Proprietor’s Blend takes advantage of the full ripeness, freshness and hauntingly rich tannins offered by the conditions. The nose abounds with dark-blue fruits, a hint of bacon, espresso and fig jam. Classy oak notes and a touch of truffle further tussle with the amazing fruit purity. The palate shows beguiling inky-black cassis from the Cabernet Sauvignon, providing fleshy tannins, a rock-solid core palate and towering structure. The large Shiraz component adds a spicy complexity and exotic edge, whilst the sprinkle of remaining Bordeaux varieties give finesse and depth. Roast beef and sugar-coated blueberries line the intense yet fleshy finish. This 2012 is the most backward vintage of this wine yet, it needs a few years to fully knit and it will age well for a decade of more.
Alc: 14.66  RS: 3.5  pH: 3.53  TA: 6.1  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els Proprietor's Blend 2013 -  SOLD OUT
The 2013 Proprietors Blend is a towering Bordeaux style with a dash of Shiraz. It has a pitch black core with a deeply rich hue, leading to a nose that dazzles with vanilla, blackberry, liquorice and cherry. Whiffs of wild flowers and a touch of cedar spice add refined depth and complexity, all coated by incredibly fine, chalky tannins. Slightly backward and brooding in its youth, there is an aristocratic feel to its long, silky and powerful finish.
Alc: 14.60  RS: 3.4  pH: 3.59  TA: 5.7  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els Proprietor's Blend 2013 - 750ML Tin Gift Pack - SOLD OUT
The 2013 Proprietors Blend is a towering Bordeaux style with a dash of Shiraz. It has a pitch black core with a deeply rich hue, leading to a nose that dazzles with vanilla, blackberry, liquorice and cherry. Whiffs of wild flowers and a touch of cedar spice add refined depth and complexity, all coated by incredibly fine, chalky tannins. Slightly backward and brooding in its youth, there is an aristocratic feel to its long, silky and powerful finish.
Alc: 14.60  RS: 3.4  pH: 3.59  TA: 5.7  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els Proprietor's Syrah 2012 -  SOLD OUT
The 2012 Proprietor’s Syrah immediately leaps from the glass with layers of mocha, cinnamon and dense spicy fruit. The palate shows a contrast of dried sage over maraschino cherry in an exotic, graphite-like body. Rich, glossy black and blueberry fruits stain the glass, offering powerful depth against the backdrop of mouth-coating, succulent tannins. The finish is bold and lingers for minutes with primary red fruits and a hint of fine espresso foam. Impressive now, expect 3-5 years to add more complexity and fine balance.
Alc: 14.81  RS: 4.9  pH: 3.75  TA: 6.0  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els Proprietor's Syrah 2013 - SOLD OUT -  SOLD OUT
The 2013 Proprietor’s Syrah illuminates with a shining black core and an intense purple edge. The nose is especially exuberant offering Asian spice, cured meat and juicy wild berry notes. The palate opens to an inky depth, coated by lush, powerful and yet classically savoury tannins. Shards of dark chocolate and toasted hazelnuts on the finish give an impressive sense of luxury. Refined oak support will help knit the slightly rustic and primary fruit structure. This is a brooding, complex Syrah that will be best with a few years maturity and will age well for a decade.
Alc: 14.34  RS: 4.7  pH: 3.55  TA: 5.7  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 -  SOLD OUT
The 2012 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.
Alc: 14.71  RS: 3.0  pH: 3.78  TA: 6.1  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Boasting 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.
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Ernie Els Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
The 2014 is a lighter vintage showing the red fruit spectrum of Cabernet Sauvignon. The nose tempts with notes of coconut, vanilla, raspberries and sweet spice. This leads to a polished, supple palate opening to hints of fine white chocolate. The richness of cranberries and morello cherry gives length while the salty liquorice edge offers freshness and elegance. Crunchy, red-fruited tannins melt into a soft, slightly creamy finish.
Alc: 14.72  RS: 3.0  pH: 3.81  TA: 6.0  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els Merlot 2012 -  SOLD OUT
The medium bodied 2012 Merlot shows the sparkle of the vintage with a fresh acidity and delicate red fruits. Laced with ripe plums, morello cherry, shavings of milky chocolate and a hint of mint, it is dazzlingly complex and yet shows its pedigree of exceptional drinkability and class. Soft, chewy tannins balance the silky, oak-aged structure, whilst the palate eventually ends with whiffs of fine tobacco and earthy spice. Tantalising and delicious in its youth, the 2012 will age well for 5 years or more.
Alc: 14.34  RS: 2.4  pH: 3.57  TA: 6.0  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els Merlot 2013
The 2013 Merlot is a touch lighter than the brooding and rich 2012. The nose is soft and inviting with driedprovencal herbs, cherries, plums and just a hint of dark bitter chocolate. The palate is medium-bodied with sweet,red fruits and further complexity from notes of cigar-box and wet earth. The fruity tannins are fine and somewhatdelicate, adding a silky texture to a long spicy finish. Supple and fragrant now, it will age for 5 years or perhapsmore.
Alc: 14.50  RS: 2.6  pH: 3.56  TA: 5.8  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els Merlot 2014

The 2014 Ernie Els Merlot abounds with ripe plums, figs and cherry. It is soft and juicy on the entry with a delicate floral expression that follows from nose to palate. Medium bodied and fine, an earthy complexity adds depth, while notes of Swiss chocolate give a luxurious feel. The firm tannins are balanced by a red-berry crunch and a long savoury finish.


Alc: 14.75  RS: 3.2  pH: 3.65  TA: 5.9  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els Sauvignon Blanc 2013 -  SOLD OUT
The 2013 is yet another emphatic Ernie Els offering, immediately bursting with fig, nettles and a melange of tropical fruit. A twist of passion fruit on the nose leads through to a rich palate and elegant core. Mineral, almost slate-like notes, add depth of complexity to this fruit-driven and yet sophisticated style. The mid-palate shows fine texture and finishes with a zing of green pepper and touch of melon. Already drinking well, this will be best over the next 2 years.
Alc: 13.45  RS: 2.9  pH: 3.34  TA: 6.2  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els Sauvignon Blanc 2014 -  SOLD OUT
The 2014 Sauvignon Blanc shows zingy, bright, tropical fruits that abound from the nose and palate. A mélange of guava, pineapple and lemon curd lead to a medium bodied but intensely flavoured, textured palate. Hints of wet earth and bell pepper give complexity and depth, albeit in a soft and comforting manor. The linear finish shows a mineral, gravelly edge that balances the pure-fruited stance. This is amazingly open and entertaining while young and shows the terrific 2014 vintage.
Alc: 13.61  RS: 2.3  pH: 3.63  TA: 6.0  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els Sauvignon Blanc 2015 - SOLD OUT -  SOLD OUT
The 2015 Sauvignon Blanc shows zingy, bright, tropical fruits that abound from the nose and palate. A mélange of guava, pineapple and lemon curd lead to a medium bodied but intensely flavoured, textured palate. Hints of wet earth and bell pepper give complexity and depth, albeit in a soft and comforting manor. The linear finish shows a mineral, gravelly edge that balances the pure-fruited stance. This is amazingly open and entertaining while young and shows the terrific 2015 vintage.
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Ernie Els Big Easy [RED] 2013 -  SOLD OUT
As the name suggests the Big Easy is bold in flavour and yet easy in demeanor. Pure, ripe, purple and red fruits immediately leap out the glass in an array of complexity, amplified by hints of rose-petals and boiled sweets. Warm notes of milk chocolate and roasted coffee round off wonderful complexity and depth. The Syrah dominated palate is juicy and succulent with the Cabernet Sauvignon backbone providing an inky structure. A dash of Rhône varieties give a dried, provincial-herb edge to the exquisitely balanced finish.
Alc: 14.56  RS: 3.1  pH: 3.66  TA: 5.7  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els Big Easy [RED] 2012 -  SOLD OUT
The Big Easy 2012 is a melange of perfumed varieties such as Viognier, Cinsaut, Grenache and Mourvèdre, built on a pillar of Shiraz and supported by a dollop of Cabernet Sauvignon. Notes of chai tea, French perfume, bramble berries and bacon fat create a spellbinding, complex bouquet. The pallet dances between a rich strawberry fruit and savoury roast beef sensations. Immensely pure and juicy in a medium body, it finishes with salty dark chocolates and a pomegranate swirl. All coaxed by round, yet dry tannins and a long finish.
Alc: 14.57  RS: 3.8  pH: 3.66  TA: 5.7  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els Big Easy [RED] 2014 -  SOLD OUT

The Big Easy 2014 Shiraz-based blend is far more than a crowd-pleaser. Offering a spicy, savoury richness, Cabernet Sauvignon adds structure while dashes of Grenache, Mourvedre and Cinsaut give a classy Sothern French feel. The juicy nose and palate is further enhanced by gorgeously perfumed Viognier, adding an extra dimension of silky depth. Plenty of kirsch, black and red fruits lead to pain grille notes and hints of Asian spice. Medium bodied and yet densely fruited, this charming wine finishes with macaroon nuts and sweet red cherries. Fresh, velvety and delicious in its youth!


Alc: 14.44  RS: 3.4  pH: 3.67  TA: 5.8  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els Big Easy [ROSÉ] 2014 -  SOLD OUT
The Big Easy Rosé shows off-pink hues and a crystalline salmon core. Made from 100% Syrah, it offers notes of dried flowers, cured bacon and fruit pastels. The mid-palate is light, soft and round, finishing with a pleasingly dry, lemony-fresh tail.
Alc: 12.58  RS: 3.5  pH: 3.19  TA: 5.3  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els Big Easy [ROSE] 2015 - SOLD OUT -  SOLD OUT
The Big Easy Rosé shows a suave, pale pink colour and is produced from 100% Shiraz in a classic Mediterranean style. It offers bags of white peach, strawberry, flowers and crushed red berries on a seamless palate. Bright acidity balances the slightly creamy mouthfeel, carrying the easy and accessible style. All finishing in fruit pastels and a touch of candyfloss, with just a hint of sweetness adding further depth. A lively, refreshing rosé for all occasions.
Alc: 13.37  RS: 4.2  pH: 3.18  TA: 5.4  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els Big Easy [WHITE] 2014 -  SOLD OUT
The Big Easy is 100% Chenin Blanc from various low-yielding vineyards across the Western Cape. It opens with sun-kissed daisies, honey-suckle, cantaloupe and kumquat notes. This upbeat and complex nose leads to a more mineral and serious palate, that exudes elegance and poise. Two months of lees aging gives added depth, as well as contributes to a round, comforting and soft texture. Medium bodied with a racy finish, this Chenin Blanc is typically easy and rather delicious even in its youth.
Alc: 13.80  RS: 2.8  pH: 3.48  TA: 6.5  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els Big Easy [WHITE] 2015 - SOLD OUT
This Big Easy white is 100% Chenin Blanc and shows the beautiful, pure-fruited and charming 2015 vintage. Dominated by citrus in its youth, the nose offers complexity with peaches, strawberries and fresh cream. A sprinkle of spice and slight peppery edge contrasts the soft, creamy mouth feel, while nutty and mineral notes gather further complexity. Medium bodied and stylish, the palate ends with a long and dry, discreetly fruity finish.
Alc: 13.80  RS: 2.8  pH: 3.48  TA: 6.5  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els Big Easy Chenin Blanc 2016
The 2016 Big Easy Chenin Blanc is loaded with ripe mandarin and lime on the nose, leading to notes of early spring jasmine and cling peaches. The tropical palate is richly textured with hints of wild herbs and Indian spice, adding complexity and good depth. It is medium-bodied and unhindered by oak giving a lively fruit structure and soft and easy finish.
Alc: 13.50  RS: 3.2  pH: 3.49  TA: 6.15  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els Signature 2007 -  SOLD OUT
With a deep black core and bright ruby rim, the Ernie Els Signature 2007 is slightly more light-footed and open than the brooding 2006, but by no means evades its suave personality. The large Cabernet Sauvignon component dominates with rich blackcurrants, whilst the four other Bordeaux varieties contribute with exotic hints of mint, pencil shavings, dark olive and rosemary. Full bodied and punchy, the lushes tannic grip is reigned in by a tightly wound finish that seems endless.
Alc: 15.0  RS: 2.9  pH: 3.77  TA: 6.3  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els Signature 2008 -  SOLD OUT
Continuing its prestigious pedigree, the elegant vintage of 2008 has produced another Ernie Els Signature that is emphatically styled and unmistakably classy. The bouquet lures the sense into sheer pleasure with a fine balance of perfume, cured meats, soy sauce and blackberry notes. Full bodied and opulent, the blend of Bordeaux varieties is perfectly ripe and well poised, offering succulence and texture. Fluffy, cotton wool-like tannins eventually reign in this brooding, structured wine through to a long mesmerizing finish. Unbelievably tempting in its youth.

Alc: 15.29  RS: 2.4  pH: 3.81  TA: 6.2  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els Signature 2009 -  SOLD OUT
From one of the greatest vintages in memory, the 2009 Signature is even more emphatic than before, sure to make a statement everywhere. The enthralling nose is deeply rich with a myriad of black currant, coffee and smoked meat notes. Of the 5 Bordeaux varieties, the Cabernet Franc adds lead pencil and mineral notes, with a hint of spicy oak sure to integrate with age. The palate is full-bodied and decadent, reminding one of a Belgian chocolate fondant with blackberry coulee. Etched, weighty tannins finally coat suave, lush and pure fruit complexity. Exquisitely balanced and long.

Alc: 14.58  RS: 2.1  pH: 3.72  TA: 6.3  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els Signature 2010 -  SOLD OUT
The 2010 Ernie Els Signature is similar to the empathic and precise 2009 although packs even more power and performance. Cabernet Sauvignon based, all five Bordeaux varieties contribute to its superior complexity, class and character. The black core with purple rim shows its huge concentration, with time needed in the glass to coerce its depth of flavours. Ripe mulberry, strawberries laced with balsamic, graphite and a hint of chocolate all follow through to the luxuriously textured palate.
Alc: 14.99  RS: 3.6  pH: 3.48  TA: 5.9  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els Proprietor's Blend 2011 -  SOLD OUT
The 2011 Proprietor’s Blend exhibits an inky deep, black cherry hue and purple rim. Deep, exotic notes on the nose, whiffs of spear mint and flakes of dark chocolate compliment a melange of dense blue berry fruits. The strong Cabernet Sauvignon influence adds a salty liquorice attack following to cassis, grilled herbs and meaty edge from the dollop of Shiraz. Though full-bodied and rich, the mid-palate is fine and lively, leading to a polished, pure velvety, sweet-fruited finish.
Alc: 14.66  RS: 3.5  pH: 3.53  TA: 6.1  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els Proprietor's Blend 2008 -  SOLD OUT
The Ernie Els Proprietor's Blend 2008 has a dark black core with glass-staining depth. It is bold and powerful, offering inviting notes of chocolate, herbs and drops of freshly brewed coffee. Cabernet Sauvignon offers the sturdy backbone with the Shiraz adding a savoury edge to the pure, sweetly fruited mid-palate. Spicy new oak checks the ripe, folding tannins, all balanced by excellent lift on the finish. 
Alc: 15.13  RS: 3.9  pH: 3.79  TA: 6.1  VA: 0.59  TSO2: 31  FSO2: 67
Ernie Els Proprietor's Blend 2009 -  SOLD OUT
This has to be the finest vintage of the Proprietor's Blend yet! A cool, concentrated ripening season resulted in an elegant yet resolute wine of great demeanor. The nose is finely tuned cassis, a touch of earth, graphite and meat spice. The silky structure is built like a sky-scraper, towering over a full-bodied, deeply textured palate. Cabernet Sauvignon and the other Bordeaux cultivars produce a classic feel, with 21% Shiraz adding a spicy, savoury complexity. The finish is once again extremely fine and elegant.

Alc: 14.0  RS: 2.6  pH: 3.71  TA: 6.2  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els Proprietor's Blend 2010 -  SOLD OUT
The 2010 dances in the glass with a bright purple-sheen and dense crimson body. A subtle note of toasty-oak is yet to integrate into the potent morello cherry strewn bouquet. Further complexity of graphite, salami and bacon notes balance an intense floral lift, whilst whiffs of mint and chocolate finally drift slowly through to a supple, layered palate. A lacy, sweet-fruited cassis-cocktail stuns the palate all wrapped up with rich but etched tannins on the finish. Broader than the emphatic 2009, 2010 shows more of the Bordeaux varietal mix over its savoury Shiraz component.

Alc: 15.01  RS: 2.0  pH: 3.75  TA: 6.3  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els Proprietor's Syrah 2010 -  SOLD OUT
The 2010 Syrah has a dense, pitch-black core with a vivid purple hue. The nose is magical, opening up with a potent fireworks display of intense blueberries, pepper ham and warm toast. The purity of fruit and brightness illuminates a plush palate, interwoven with luxurious cotton wool-like tannins. Almost thick in texture, the layered finish crescendos in a sweet spice and wood-smoke ensemble.

Alc: 14.5  RS: 3.2  pH: 3.7  TA: 6.3  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els Proprietor's Syrah 2011 -  SOLD OUT
A terrific vintage for Syrah where the warmer conditions assisted in an incredibly powerful, yet finely tuned wine. Inky purple with a black core, the nose opens to smoked beef, dense blueberry, a touch of cassis and hints of scorched earth. The palate is plush and inviting with ingrained dark chocolate, gamey spice and even a hint of black truffle. The polished tannins are slightly more open than the 2010, as they appear to be coated with eternal layers of sweet fruit. The finish is long and clear with a freshness and savoury edge balancing the purity of fruit. Utterly balanced for immediate enjoyment, it will age well for up to a decade.

Alc: 14.57  RS: 2.6  pH: 3.72  TA: 5.6  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 -  SOLD OUT
The 2010 is the epitome of New World Cabernet Sauvignon. Notes of cassis exude a rich and powerful nose complemented by hints of local fynbos and tobacco smoke. The palate is massively rich, stately and suave, coated by luxurious tannins that melt into its brooding frame. A long mineral tail wags with notes of liquorice and cedar, rounded off by a velvety and seductive grip. Whilst emphatic and approachable now, this classic Cabernet Sauvignon yearns for further aging.

Alc: 14.5  RS: 1.9  pH: 3.69  TA: 6.4  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 -  SOLD OUT
This black-centered, beguiling and multi-dimensional Cabernet Sauvignon displays red rather than black fruits. Pencil shavings on the nose lead to a fresh entry and full-bodied succulent palate. A salty, savoury complexity with notes of graphite and tobacco overlay its modern, finely-tuned frame. The tannins are immense but polished, balanced by the vivid fruit of the wonderful 2009 vintage. Precise and varietally flawless, expect this brilliant Cabernet to have a serious future ahead whilst the tannins find their feet.

Alc: 14.5  RS: 2.6  pH: 3.77  TA: 6.4  VA:  TSO2: 79  FSO2:
Ernie Els Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 -  SOLD OUT
The 2011 is a brooding yet fine vintage. Pure-fruited cassis on the nose open to a fine balance of dark chocolate, wet earth, delicate spice and dried herbs. The palate has a dark inky intensity punched by a core of mineral finesse and all wrapped by a broad-shouldered finish. The tannins are burly and taught, but will easily integrate with time as this decadent Cabernet Sauvignon will age well for a decade. Serious yet sumptuous.

Alc: 14.8  RS: 2.4  pH: 3.66  TA: 5.9  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els Merlot 2011 -  SOLD OUT
The 2011 Merlot is a tempered, finely tuned beauty that shows great balance between seriousness and drinkability. Baked plums, smoked beef and chocolate on the nose lead to a juicy black currant strewn palate. A hint of soy sauce adds savouriness and complexity to the powerful, plush fruity core. The tannins have grip but yet are finely etched into a medium body, leading to a long fruity finish.

Alc: 14.99  RS: 2.4  pH: 3.67  TA: 5.8  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els Merlot 2010 -  SOLD OUT
The Ernie Els 2010 Merlot delivers a real statement; plush, proud and voluptuous, strewn with red and black fruits rather than earthy and green characters. Morello cherries, a hint of fynbos and shards of dark chocolate complete a complex and inviting wine where the dense fruit is balanced by freshness and purity. The 2010 is already smooth, suave and succulent in its youth with the etched tannins support enormous depth and length. The perfect balance and depth will allow at least medium term enjoyment.

Alc: 14.5  RS: 2.9  pH: 3.6  TA: 6.3  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els Sauvignon Blanc 2011 -  SOLD OUT
A fantastic expression of this noble grape variety, revealing flavours from the cooler fruit spectrum rather than grassy, herbal characters. Classic nuances of gun flint add to the gooseberry and the melon profile, all wrapped around a limey, mineral core. The linear entry and crisp acidity widens to a textured, tropical and long finish.

Alc: 13.5  RS: 3.2  pH: 3.45  TA: 6.6  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els Sauvignon Blanc 2012 -  SOLD OUT
The 2012 Sauvignon Blanc shows exuberant and exotic, benchmark characters of pungent yellow fruits and a hint of green pepper. A tropical explosion on the palate is nicely balanced by elegant perfumed aromas, reminding one of a stroll through a daisy field. The finish is straw-like with a spicy complexity and an almost fatty texture, adding weight and carrying length.
Alc: 13.52  RS: 3.9  pH: 3.33  TA: 6.6  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els Big Easy [RED] 2011 -  SOLD OUT
The Big Easy is rich and emphatic in 2011 and yet, as the name suggests, still holds an amazingly easy silkiness on the palate. The dominant Shiraz offers complex notes of rosemary and cured meat whilst the Cabernet Sauvignon adds a beguiling structure and sweet cherry fruit core. A playful tempo is created by dashes of Grenache, Viognier, Mourvèdre and Cinsault giving a fynbos and spicy edge along with a fragrant, almost honeycomb-like finish.

Alc: 14.68  RS: 3.7  pH: 3.68  TA: 6.2  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els Big Easy (RED) 2010 -  SOLD OUT
The Big Easy 2010 is richer, fuller and more bombastic than previous vintages. An alluring kaleidoscope of black fruits, Christmas cake, liquorice and cinnamon tempt your nose, leading to a dense and full-bodied palate. Abound with spice from the dominant Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon adds punchy tannins and a robust structure. Floral and savoury notes from Mourvèdre, Cinsaut and Vigonier all contribute to the exotic rhythm of the Big Easy. Finally rounded-off by the gentle, sweet-fruited finish from a dash of comforting Grenache.

Alc: 14.5  RS: 3.7  pH: 3.62  TA: 6.1  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els Big Easy [WHITE] 2012 -  SOLD OUT
The second release of this very popular wine once again leaps from the glass with an extreme tropical vibrancy. A mélange of strawberry and pineapple flavours are all wound up by a limey-streak on the nose. Following through to a light but deft palate, the intense fruit strikes a perfect balance with creamy softness, and chalky minerality. Long and racy, the Big Easy Chenin Blanc is a fun yet engaging wine that is to be enjoyed now, with or without food.

Alc: 13.59  RS: 4.2  pH: 3.39  TA: 6.3  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els Big Easy (WHITE) 2011 -  SOLD OUT
This 100% Chenin Blanc offers an amazing array of tropical fruits, showing the complexity the Cape has to offer. A delicate, perfumed nose balances the crystalline structure and moderately full-bodied palate, completely unhindered by any oak. A hint of almond flakes and sprinkle of spice adds texture and depth. A lively, spritely and juicy wine that builds and builds to finishes in a creamy pina-colada cocktail-swirl.

Alc: 13.5  RS: 3.0  pH: 3.4  TA: 6.0  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els Big Easy [WHITE] 2013 -  SOLD OUT
This 100% Chenin Blanc in 2013 oozes with ripe mango, litchi and guava. Layers of spice and a steely acidity add to the sleek texture and powerful embrace; it is certainly Big, and yet 'Easy'. Classic Loire-like dried straw and wet-pebble notes give a slight savoury component to the pure racy fruit. The finish is full and long, leaving your palate with a sensation of peaches and cream. A dreamy wine with the structure to develop over the next 2 years.
Alc: 12.80  RS: 3.4  pH: 3.34  TA: 5.9  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els SA Rugby Sauvignon Blanc 2011 -  SOLD OUT
This delightful Sauvignon Blanc reveals flavours typical of grapes harvested from the cooler climates of the Cape. The crisp acidity refreshes the palate and the tropical fruit spectrum is abundant, with a more secondary role played by the grassy, herbal characters common with this grape variety.
Alc: 13.5  RS: 3.2  pH: 3.45  TA: 6.6  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Engelbrecht Els 2003 -  SOLD OUT
International Wine Challenge (UK) - Gold Medal
Mondus Vini (Germany) - Gold Medal
John Platter (SA) - 4 Stars
Wine & Spirits (USA) - 88 Points
Bouquet: Austere, cedar and pencil shavings. Spicey undertones from the Shiraz component. As the wine opens up wildflower aromas can be found.
Palate: Black fruit flavours are prevalent, a delightful richness likened to Christmas cake. Soft Shiraz flavours can be found on the mid-palate with hints of farmyard. Great intensity experienced on the front and mid-palates. Soft tannins with considerable length. A unique blend of six varietals. Rich and rewarding, a wine that displays a flavour intensity of a truly memorable experience.

Alc: 14.5  RS: 2.4  pH: 3.6  TA: 6.2  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els 2003 -  SOLD OUT
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2006 - Gold Medal
Wine Spectator Magazine (USA) - 92 Points
John Platter (SA) - 4 Stars

Colour: Dark ruby.

Bouquet: Delicate red and black fruit aromas, mingle with floral notes. Accompanied by hints of leather, pencil shavings and herbs.

Palate: Mineral, supported by good follow through of berry flavours from the bouquet. Mocha. Intergrated juicy fruit-tannins and a seamless marriage of oak and fruit. This wine offers middle palate complexity with a long nutty finish.

Alc: 14.0  RS: 2.7  pH: 3.7  TA: 6.2  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els SA Rugby Shiraz / Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 -  SOLD OUT
This delicious, full bodied red blend provides a barrage of fruit flavours on the palate. The strong Shiraz component adds spiciness and the lesser Cabernet Sauvignon component provides the richness. Expect a vivid display of complexity with layered cinnamon, fynbos, liquorice and sappy red berry fruit. There is excellent balance between the crystalline acidity and the creamy textured finish.
Alc: 14.5  RS: 3  pH: 3.5  TA: 6.1  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Cirrus Syrah 2003 -  SOLD OUT
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2006 - Silver Medal
Appearance: Inky black
Bouquet: Savory aromas reminiscent of the Rhone Region make the initial impression. Cinnamon spice and violets emerge as the wine opens up. The fruit component is made up of dark fruit aromas. Hint of perfume.
Palate: The structure of the wine on the palate is the outstanding component. A delightful thickness in the mouth, well-defined velvety tannins, leading into a lingering finish. Pleasing vanilla spice notes and blackcurrant fruit on the mid-palate.
Impression: Leaning very much toward a Rhone Style of Syrah, this wine is bold and expansive. It certainly makes a powerful statement.

Alc: 14.5  RS: 2.9  pH: 3.67  TA: 6.8  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els 2002 -  SOLD OUT
Colour: Dark ruby.
Bouquet: Hints of floral, herbs, pencil shavings and leather, supported by red and dark berry flavours.
This wine: Earthy and mineral, wild berries, mocha, this wine is forever changing in the glass. Firm tannins and French Oak seamlessly integrated, with dried fruit flavours that linger nicely on the slightly dry finish. Larger than life tannins will ensure good ageing. Decant!

Alc: 14.0  RS: 2.7  pH: 3.71  TA: 6.2  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els SA Rugby (3x Sauvignon Blanc & 3x Shiraz/ Cabernet Sauvignon) -  SOLD OUT
3x Sauvignon Blanc: Tropical fruit spectrum is abundant, with a more secondary role played by the grassy, herbal characters common with this grape variety.

3x Shiraz/ Cabernet Sauvignon: Full bodied red blend provides a barrage of fruit flavours on the palate. Expect a vivid display of complexity with layered cinnamon, fynbos, liquorice and sappy red berry fruit.

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Ernie Els 2001 -  SOLD OUT
Colour: Crisp in texture and concentrated red.
Bouquet: Aromatic, intense dark berry and currant flavours with herbs.
This wine: Dense and earthy with green pepper, plum and good extraction of wild berry flavours. An elegant wine, the finish is long and complex with dried fruit flavours lingering. Good clean tannins, the wine will benefit from cellaring.

Alc: 14.0  RS: 2.4  pH: 3.63  TA: 6.2  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Engelbrecht Els 2004 -  SOLD OUT
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2006 - Silver Medal

Colour: Deep ruby red.

Bouquet: This complex nose opens with intense raspberries and blackcurrant backed up by cedar notes and pencil shavings. A line of toffee, jasmine and burnt butter sage contributes to the complexity of the nose.

Palate: Black fruit flavours are prevalent, a delightful richness likened to toffee. Toasted and vanilla flavours are present and will mellow over the next year. Great intensity experienced on the front and mid-palates. The elegant tannin structures of the wine contribute to the considerable length of flavour.

Impression: Keeping in the style of the very successful 2003 this wine is a unique blend of six varietals. This wine is showing a beautiful balance between accessibility and maturation potential.

Alc: 14.5  RS: 3.8  pH: 3.8  TA: 5.9  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els 2000 -  SOLD OUT
Colour: Deep red, almost purple.
Bouquet: Dense currant with coffee and cigar box flavours.
This wine: Aged in 100 percent new French oak barrels for 18 months, the wine shows gorgeous, polished currant, cocoa, boysenberry and toast aromas and flavors, supported by a seamless texture.

Alc: 14.0  RS: 2.3  pH: 3.42  TA: 5.8  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els 2004 -  SOLD OUT
Appearance: Bright, dark ruby

Aroma: The aroma of the wine is fruit driven with combination of red current, cassis and plum fruits. The fruit is supported by violets, black olives and hints of vanilla and spice.

Palate: The fruit from the aroma follows through unto the delightful palate, supported by an soft mineral feel with hints of oak and backed by a seamless tannin structure.

Impression: This elegant wine offers great middle palate complexity with a long spicy finish.

Alc: 14.5  RS: 3  pH: 3.66  TA: 6.02  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Engelbrecht Els 2005 -  SOLD OUT
Appearance: Opaque.

Aroma: This complex nose opens with rich Cedar and Cherry aromas. Subtle white pepper spice combines well with a delicate floral and Toffee component.

Palate: This wine has an extremely elegant tannin structure with robust mid-palate intensity. This wine also shows juicy characteristics brought about by the Shiraz component and a powerful finish. Impression: Keeping in the style of the very successful 2004 this wine is a unique blend of six varietals. This wine is showing a beautiful balance between accessibility and maturation potential

Alc: 14.92  RS: 3.2  pH: 3.56  TA: 6.5  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Cirrus 2005 -  SOLD OUT
Appearance: Bright, ruby red

Aroma: Hints of dark, ripe plum with jasmine and powerful floral aromas make the initial impression. A subdued spicy component is supported by vanilla undertones which is consistent with a well-balanced toasty bouquet from the oak.

Palate: The medium palate weight combined with rich, ripe tannins allow for an elegant, yet not overly powerful, wine. Soft tannins compliment the wonderful, polished full mouth-feel which is consistent with dried prune flavours. The long, slightly dry finish is pleasing.

Impression: I believe we succeeded in capturing the very essence of both France (Rhone) and South Africa (Stellenbosch) in this wine. Jean Engelbrecht

Alc: 14  RS: 4.5  pH: 3.53  TA: 6.4  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Cirrus 2006 -  SOLD OUT
Appearance: Dark, intense.

Aroma: Rich, classic red fruit aromas, most notably plum and mulberries, are immediately prevalent on the nose, and supported by subtle floral aromas emerging from the small amount of Viognier added to the wine.

Palate: initial orange peel impression from the Viognier is overpowered by attractive red fruit flavours on the mid palate. The wine shows ripe, oaky tannins and a well structured finish.

Impression: "I believe we succeeded in capturing the very essence of both France (Rhône) and South Africa (Stellenbosch) in this wine." - Jean Engelbrecht

Alc: 15.0  RS: 3.4  pH: 3.52  TA: 6.4  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Cirrus Syrah 2004 -  SOLD OUT
Appearance: Opaque
Bouquet:Floral aromas with jasmine and hints of pineapple make the initial impression. A mild spiciness and undertones of vanilla and cedar emerge as the wine opens up. The aroma component is consistent with that of darker fruits.
Palate:The structure that this wine displays on the palate is its most exceptional component. A pleasant chunkiness in the mouth with velvety tannins and juicy, intense plum fruit. Pleasing vanilla spice notes and blackcurrant fruit on the mid-palate. This wine shows a superb balance between depth and elegance.
Impression: "I believe we succeeded in capturing the very essence of both France (Rhone) and South Africa (Stellenbosch) in this wine." Jean Engelbrecht

Alc: 14  RS: 4.5  pH: 3.7  TA: 6,1  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Engelbrecht Els 2007 -  SOLD OUT
Appearance: Crimson red with a bright rim.

Aroma: The wine is prominent Cabernet Sauvignon characteristics of sandalwood, leather and tobacco aromas. These are supported by hints of spice from the Shiraz and a strong blackberry core. Full, juicy red fruits and floral aromas complete the bouquet.

Palate: The Engelbrecht Els 2007 has a medium palate weight with tannins that are showing good integration and length. The Initial mineral impression is followed by juicy plum and black cherry flavours and concludes with a smoky coffee aftertaste.

Impression: “An accessible wine with a rich oak component that will benefit from further maturation, reaching its peak after 6 - 8 years”


Alc: 15.01  RS: 4.7  pH: 3.77  TA: 6.1  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els Proprietor's Blend 2007 -  SOLD OUT

Alc: 15.1  RS: 3.5  pH: 3.8  TA: 6.2  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els 2005 -  SOLD OUT
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."

Alc: 15.19  RS: 3.6  pH: 6.00  TA: 6.2  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Big Easy 2006 -  SOLD OUT
Appearance: Opaque with a vibrant red rim.

Aroma: Cedar wood and Sandalwood give way to a sweet smokiness and a subtle spice infused with cinnamon and cloves.

Palate: Soft pencil shavings and hints of pomegranate are backed up by a clean smokiness and lingering fresh red fruit flavours with a pinch of black pepper.



Alc: 15  RS: 4.0  pH: 3.69  TA: 5.9  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Big Easy 2007 -  SOLD OUT
Appearance: Ruby red.

Aroma: Shows focused blueberry aromas with caramel and a light spiciness.

Palate: Very balanced and has beautiful tannin integration with great depth. Obvious dark berry flavours are infused with a chocolate cake feel and a hint of mocha from the oak. The finish is long and fruity.

Alc: 15.21  RS: 4.9  pH: 3.65  TA: 5.6  VA: 0.55  TSO2: 24  FSO2: 24
Big Easy 2006 -  SOLD OUT
Appearance: Opaque with a vibrant red rim.

Aroma: Cedar wood and Sandalwood give way to a sweet smokiness and a subtle spice infused with cinnamon and cloves.

Palate: Soft pencil shavings and hints of pomegranate are backed up by a clean smokiness and lingering fresh red fruit flavours with a pinch of black pepper.



Alc: 15  RS: 4.0  pH: 3.69  TA: 5.9  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Big Easy 2008 -  SOLD OUT
Appearance: Ruby red.

Aroma: Shows focused blueberry aromas with caramel and a light spiciness.

Palate: Very balanced and has beautiful tannin integration with great depth. Obvious dark berry flavours are infused with a chocolate cake feel and a hint of mocha from the oak. The finish is long and fruity.

Alc: 15.0  RS: 4.6  pH: 3.55  TA: 5.6  VA: 0.55  TSO2:  FSO2:
Cirrus Syrah 2006 -  SOLD OUT
Appearance: Opaque
Bouquet:Floral aromas with jasmine and hints of pineapple make the initial impression. A mild spiciness and undertones of vanilla and cedar emerge as the wine opens up. The aroma component is consistent with that of darker fruits.
Palate:The structure that this wine displays on the palate is its most exceptional component. A pleasant chunkiness in the mouth with velvety tannins and juicy, intense plum fruit. Pleasing vanilla spice notes and blackcurrant fruit on the mid-palate. This wine shows a superb balance between depth and elegance.
Impression: "I believe we succeeded in capturing the very essence of both France (Rhone) and South Africa (Stellenbosch) in this wine." Jean Engelbrecht

Alc: 15.0  RS: 3.4  pH: 3.71  TA: 6.3  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Cirrus Syrah 2007 -  SOLD OUT

Alc: 14.99  RS: 4.2  pH: 3.71  TA: 6.3  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els Signature 2006 -  SOLD OUT
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."

Alc: 14.74  RS: 3.6  pH: 3.9  TA: 6.1  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Ernie Els Big Easy 2009 -  SOLD OUT
Brightly tinted with a purple edge, the Ernie Els Big Easy glistens in the glass from the superlative 2009 vintage. There is a vivd display of complexity with layered cinnamon, fynbos, liquorice and sappy red berry fruit. The strong Shiraz and Grenache component adds spiciness in amongst the melange of varieties which include a splash of perfumed Viognier. There is excellent balance between the crystalline acidity and a creamy textured finish.

Alc: 14,5  RS: 3.7  pH: 3.62  TA: 5.5  VA: 0.66  TSO2: 75  FSO2: 36
Ernie Els Merlot 2009 -  SOLD OUT
The beauty of this exceptional 2009 vintage immediately shows in the bright purple colour and shimmering edge. Notes of cherries, plums and rasberries line a lively nose, following through to a full but spritely and elegant palate. There is an enduring combination of subtly and power with the rich ripeness balancing silky tannins and a lushes texture. This suave merlot is difficult to put down, even at this embryonic stage!

Alc: 14.55  RS: 3.1  pH: 3.7  TA: 6.4  VA: 0.57  TSO2: 81  FSO2: 32
Ernie Els CWG 2009 -  SOLD OUT

Alc: 14.5  RS: 2.5  pH: 3.73  TA: 6.2  VA: 0.66  TSO2: 60  FSO2: 22
Ernie Els Big Easy Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
The 2014 Big Easy Cabernet Sauvignon shows immediate nuances of red fruits, Chinese spice and a hint of damp earth. The palate is medium-bodied, loaded with succulent raspberries and cherries, sprinkled with dried gojiberries on the finish. Crunchy tannins balance the primary fruit, deftly supported by soft, creamy oak and finishedoff by a pinch of mixed ground pepper. It’s easy-going, delicious and yet refined, reflecting the style of the 2014 Stellenbosch vintage.
Alc: 14.30  RS: 3.9  pH: 3.69  TA: 6.0  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Engelbrecht Els 2006 -  SOLD OUT
Appearance: Deep red with a bright rim.

Aroma: The wine is dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon which releases strong oak, cigar box and tobacco aromas. These are supported by hints of spice from the shiraz. full, juicy red fruits and floral aromas complete the bouquet.

Palate: The Engelbrecht Els 2006 has a tight structure with great lenght and integration. The initial mineral impression is followed by juicy plum and cassis flavours, and conclcudes with a fresh jasmine aftertaste.

Alc: 15.1  RS: 3.9  pH: 3.69  TA: 6.5  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:

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