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Date Printed: 8/1/2014
Ernie Els Signature 2007
Ernie Els Signature 2007
(search item no. 115723)
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Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 8/1/2014: $89.99

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
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
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 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:

With a deep black core and bright ruby rim, the Ernie Els Signature 2007 is slightly more light-footed and open than the brooding 2006, but by no means evades its suave personality. The large Cabernet Sauvignon component dominates with rich blackcurrants, whilst the four other Bordeaux varieties contribute with exotic hints of mint, pencil shavings, dark olive and rosemary. Full bodied and punchy, the lushes tannic grip is reigned in by a tightly wound finish that seems endless. Irresistible know, but best after 5-10 years cellaring.
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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.