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Date Printed: 7/24/2014
Ernie Els Signature 2005
Ernie Els Signature 2005
(search item no. 97551)
Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/24/2014: $85.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Concentrated and very polished, with layers of black mission fig, currant confiture, maduro tobacco, black tea and mocha-infused toast all gliding over supersupple tannins. Very long and poised. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2012."
-Wine Spectator
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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.