Wednesday, 30 October 2013

TN : Ernie Els Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Ernie Els Winery, Stellenbosch, South Africa

All of the grapes were hand-harvested in February and March 2009. This wine spent 17 months in 300 litre French oak of which 20% was new. This wine received 89 points from The Wine Advocate and 89 points from Wine Spectator. The wine was released on October 1st 2010. The residual sugar in release was 2.6 grammes per litre, the TA was 6.4 grammes per litre, and the pH was 3.77.

This wine was imported by The WineAgency Sweden AB.

Colour : Dark black/red, blue hues

Aroma : Blackcurrant, fruity, blackberry, smoky, herbs, liqourice

Taste : Tobacco, blackcurrant, dark chocolate, herbs, oak, tannic finish, could leave 1-2 years to mellow, opened up after an hour

Alcohol : 14.5%

Price : 189 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 90588

Mark : B-

Website : Ernie Els Winery

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