Big Easy White ‘Wine of the Day’ from Fredric Koeppel
Fredric Koeppel doesn’t know golf, as he happily admits, but he does know wine. So it’s a feather in the cap indeed that he has selected the Ernie Els Big Easy White as a Wine of the Day on his award-winning blog. The heart of the review:
If you happen to be hankering for an, ahem, easy-drinking white wine, look to the Ernie Els Big Easy Chenin Blanc 2015, Western Cape, South Africa, 100 percent varietal and made all in stainless steel. The color is very pale gold; well-integrated aromas of hay, pear, quince and jasmine open to notes of heather, bay leaf and a refreshing aura of seashell minerality and brininess. That appealing aspect of sea-breeze freshness and salinity washes over the palate, bringing subtle touches of roasted lemon, peach and spiced pear; vivid acidity keeps the wine crisp and lively, while a bracing limestone element pierces the finish.
See the full review here on Mr. Koeppel’s Bigger Than Your Head blog.