Ernie Els

Big Easy Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

The Big Easy Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 is a deep ruby colour with a pink rim, some classic dusty graphite notes, followed by oak spice. It's a classic steak wine and has great potential to be enjoyed within 3 to 8 years from vintage.


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Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from the Helderberg region within the Stellenbosch appellation. Selected pockets of Cabernet Sauvignon were sourced from different coastal regions, such as Paarl and Robertson to compliment the style. The Cinsault grapes were sourced from a specific vineyard site planted with 26-year-old dryland bush vines in the Perdeberg region.

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The grapes were hand-harvested in the cool of the early morning. On the sorting table, all excess stalks and inferior berries were removed. Fermentation took place in 7-ton open-top stainless steel tanks and the wines were pumped over or punched down manually 3 to 5 times per day, ensuring maximum colour extraction from the skins. Each variety is matured separately in oak barrels before final blending and eventual bottling.

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Tasting Notes

Deep ruby in colour with a pink rim, some classic dusty graphite notes, followed by oak spice, notes of plum, sour cherries, wet tobacco, crushed stone, black cherries and cocoa dust. The palate follows with darker forest berry and cassis. It is juicy on the entry, but classic Cabernet Sauvignon with juicy fruit, and deep flavour intensity. The fruit is balanced with vivid acidity and firm yet serious and dry tannins. A classic steak wine.

Wine of Origin: Western Cape

Technical Data

15% Cinsault, 85% Cabernet Sauvignon,

Alc 13.38% by Vol. -R.S 2.2 g/l - T.A. 5.5 g/l - pH. 3.67

Aged in second and third fill French Oak barrels