Ernie Els Chenin Blanc Big Easy 2013
This 100% Chenin Blanc in 2013 oozes with ripe mango, litchi and guava. Layers of spice and a steely acidity add to the sleek texture and powerful embrace; it is certainly Big, and yet 'Easy'. Classic Loire-like dried straw and wet-pebble notes give a slight savoury component to the pure racy fruit. The finish is full and long, leaving your palate with a sensation of peaches and cream. A dreamy wine with the structure to develop over the next 2 years.
Editorial Reviews for Ernie Els Chenin Blanc Big Easy
A touch reticent on the nose though this does deliver some attractive quince, sour plum and vaguely green nutty aromas. Smooth, tart, and rich though undoubtedly from a touch of RS here. The flavors are simple but intense, with quince, lime, and even a little guava rolling off the powerful palate. Thi is an intense wine and the electric acidity carried it, showing off some white peach notes on the backend before this unfurls on the moderately long finish with all it’s tart, soursop and citron intensity. Break this out with grilled fish featuring fruit salsas and you'll be happy all summer long. 87pts