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    Ernie Els Big Easy Red Blend 2011
    Other Red Blends - South Africa

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    • ST88
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    Professional Ratings: 88 International Wine Cellar

    Region: South Africa

    Varietal: Other Red Blends

    Style: Big & Bold

    Item no. 121790

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Ernie Els is known as "The Big Easy" due to his imposing height along with his fluid golf swing. This wine, made by cellar master Louis Strydom, reflects the same bold, balanced and winning nature.

    With a dense and full-bodied palate, spice abounds from the dominant Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon adds punchy tannins and a robust structure. Floral and savoury notes from Mourvedre, Cinsaut and Viognier all contribute to the exotic rhythm of the Big Easy. Finally rounded-off by the gentle, sweet-fruited finish from a dash of comforting Grenache.

    Blend: 61% Shiraz, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Grenache, 4% Cinsaut, 4% Mourvedre, 4% Viognier

    Critical Acclaim:

    Good dark, bright red. Brooding, inky aromas of blackberry, licorice and herbs complemented by a suggestion of dried berries. Silky on entry, then firm and a bit youthfully stunted in the middle palate, with black fruit, herb and spice flavors complicated by a leathery nuance. Sound acidity gives this wine good lift, but I'd wait a year or two before pulling the cork.
    Rating: 88(+?)

    88 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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    User Reviews:

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    william wallace (4/20/2013)
    Such a big, bold, blend with a smooth finish of dark stone fruit and cocoa, will buy this bottle every time I see it available.
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    Rebar (5/1/2013)
    Very Nice. Big and bold and Smooth. You will like this if yor are looking for a big red with no Oak. Will order this again
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    WV Cornhusker (4/15/2013)
    Very smooth and drinkable with a good flavor. Excellent wine for the price.
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    wine educator (5/14/2013)
    the name says it all - smooth, easy drinking red blend.
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    benzaiohio (3/27/2013)
    Total fruit bomb. If you like that sort of thing,,this wine is for you. Has that hint of barnyard you come to expect from South African reds as well.
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    tgrona (5/22/2013)

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