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Ernie Els 2011 Big Easy Red Blend, Western Cape
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  Ernie Els 2011 Big Easy Red Blend, Western Cape
Item Number:28 65 114 11
Our Price:$21.95
Discounted Case Price:$239.40 - 9% off!
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Ernie Els 2011 Big Easy Red Blend, Western Cape
South African PGA champion Ernie Els is nick named "The Big Easy" for his formidable height and easy stroke. He's also the producer of outstanding South African wines from his estate in Stellenbosch. Here's his most popular red, a lush Rhone style blend that's ripe and zesty. It's 61% Shiraz, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Grenache, 4% Cinsaut, 4% Mourvedre and 4% Viognier aged in oak barrels, this big red won a Gold Medal at the Veritas Wine Awards in 2013. Steve Tanzer said "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"

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Ernie Els 2011 Big Easy Red Blend, Western Cape
 
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4.0

Smoky Red

By Strumerika

from Mount Kisco

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      Comments about Ernie Els 2011 Big Easy Red Blend, Western Cape:

      This was my favorite in a lineup of reds that cost far more than The Big Easy. Smoky, ripe and full of flavor. Fully enjoyable, it's an easy-drinking red that definitely reminded me of the original Big Easy!

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      4.0

      Smooth and Silky, Like Ernie's Swing!

      By Westchester Wine Guy

      from Wine Express

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            Comments about Ernie Els 2011 Big Easy Red Blend, Western Cape:

            How could a wine from Ernie Els not be smooth, silky, semaless with a great follow through (finish). Lovely bright red fruit aromas and flavors balance nicely with notes of pepper, anise, green pepper, leather and that classic South African terroir. Round and full on the palate, it finishes refreshingly clean and off dry. A no brainer value under $20 whether you know who Ernie Els is or not!

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