ERNIE ELS 100 Majors Commemorative Release 2013 (Shiraz/Cab) Bottle (rtc)
Red Still Wine | South Africa | Stellenbosch | 75cl
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Closure Type: Cork
Country: South Africa
Wine Style: Full Bodied
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah/Shiraz
The Shiraz-led blend really shines in this 2013 Stellenbosch vintage. The Shiraz 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. The Cabernet Sauvignon adds a long, silky and powerful finish with a deeply rich hue, leading to a nose that dazzles with vanilla, blackberry, liquorice and cherry. This is a brooding, complex Syrah based blend that will be best with a few years maturity and will age well for a decade.