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Ernie Els Wines Reviewed in Wine Spectator

James Molesworth checks in with new reviews of a quartet of Ernie Els wines in the Sept. 30, 2014 Wine Spectator.

92        Ernie Els Signature Stellenbosch 2011
“Alluring, with mint, warm cocoa and dark tea notes leading the way for a rich core of black currant paste, warmed fig and dark cherry coulis flavors. The long, fine-grained finish features a soldering tea leaf accent. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2019. 1,070 cases made.” –JM

89        Ernie Els Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch 2012
“Racy, with delicious red currant and black cherry fruit lined with anise, mint and singed vanilla notes. Features good drive. Drink now through 2015. 3,565 cases made.” –JM

89        Ernie Els Merlot Stellenbosch 2011
“A plush, smoky style, with dark plum and blackberry notes woven with alluring savory and tobacco details. A flash of cocoa runs through the finish. Drink now through 2015. 2,500 cases made.” –JM

88        Ernie Els Big Easy Red Western Cape 2012
“Tasty licorice, plum sauce and raspberry coulis flavors are coated with a judicious layer of toasted vanilla. Polished finish. Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Viognier and Cinsault. Drink now. 12,500 cases made.” –JM

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