ERNIE ELS Merlot, Major Series 2017 Bottle
Red Still Wine | South Africa | Stellenbosch | 75cl
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Closure Type: Cork
Country: South Africa
Wine Style: Medium Bodied
Through his many travels around the globe Ernie has been exposed to and appreciated some of the world’s greatest wines, a developing interest which inevitably led in one direction – in 1999 the concept of Ernie Els Wines was born. As one of South Africa’s leading ambassadors and most recognizable of faces in the world of sport, it was fitting that Ernie should choose Stellenbosch to produce his wines. With the help of award-winning winemaker Louis Strydom, the intention from the outset was to focus on delivering a quality product that could hold its own in the company of the world’s finest wines. The 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.