Ernie Els Big Easy 2014

Ernie Els Big Easy 2014


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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!
Category Red Wine
Region South Africa, Western Cape
Brand Ernie Els
Alcohol/vol 14.44%
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Wine SpectatorSolid, with good energy to the core of raspberry and blackberry coulis flavors that stretch out over licorice snap and warm fruitcake notes. The toasted finish has an accent of bramble for contrast. Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvèdre, Grenache, Viognier and Cinsault. Drink now through 2017. 15,000 cases made.

James Molesworth, May 31, 2016
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Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Big Easy is a blend of 60% Shiraz, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and a seasoning of Rhône varieties. It has a clean black cherry and black plum-scented bouquet with a pinch of white pepper. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, smooth and easy in the mouth with plenty of dusky black plum fruit, mixed with sage and white pepper on the finish. This is a fine "Big Easy."

Neal Martin, November 2015