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Proprietor’s Blend in Wine Enthusiast

eew-proprietors-blend-nvProprietor’s Blend, which brings together several Bordeaux varieties and Shiraz, is always a top selection from Ernie Els, and the 2011 vintage is no different. The wine has just received a 90-point rating from Lauren Buzzeo, tasting director and South Africa specialist at Wine Enthusiast.

90 points          Ernie Els 2011 Proprietor’s Blend Red (Stellenbosch)
A blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Shiraz and 5% each of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot, this rich and approachable wine boasts lush aromas and flavors of brambly black berry, cherry and currant alongside notes of violet and chocolate fudge. The mouthfeel is like crushed velvet, with a creamy texture and a decadent finish reminiscent of chocolate-covered espresso beans. — L.B.

The review is available online here.

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