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Date Printed: 10/22/2014
Ernie Els Big Easy Chenin Blanc 2011
Ernie Els Big Easy Chenin Blanc 2011
(search item no. 119868)
screw cap wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 10/22/2014: $17.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A hint of almond flakes and sprinkle of spice adds texture and depth. A lively, spritely and juicy wine that builds and builds to its finish.

This wine, made by cellar master Louis Strydom, is Ernie Els' vision to produce excellence, reflecting their respective commitment to quality. The Big Easy Chenin Blanc offers an amazing array of tropical fruits, showing the complexity the Cape has to offer. This wine is crafted in an easy-drinking, unwooded style. Its big appeal is due to its flavors being so pleasant, refreshing and approachable.

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About Ernie Els:

As a leading South African ambassador and one of the most recognizable faces in the world of sports, Ernie Els has long demonstrated a passion for excellence. Focus, discipline and commitment have led to his extraordinary golf success. These same qualities are evident in Ernie Els Wines, a quest to produce premium wine that was born in 1999. Els naturally chose Stellenbosch, South Africa's most storied wine region, to produce his wines and brought on the award-winning Louis Strydom to oversee winemaking. In 2000, the first grapes were crushed for the inaugural vintage of Ernie Els Signature. In 2004, a 178-acre property on the slopes of Helderberg Mountain was chosen as the home of Ernie Els Wines.