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Ernie Els Merlot Stellenbosch 2009

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The 2011 Merlot is a tempered, finely tuned beauty that shows great balance between seriousness and drinkability. Baked plums, smoked beef and chocolate on the nose lead to a juicy black currant strewn palate. A hint of soy sauce adds savouriness and complexity to the powerful, plush fruity core. The tannins have grip but yet are finely etched into a medium body, leading to a long fruity finish.

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Winery: Ernie Els Wines
Color: Red
Varietal: Merlot
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1.50 5
11/30/2012

One and a half glasses


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Vintage: 2010 11/27/2012

Morello cherries, a hint of fynbos and shards of dark chocolate complete a complex and inviting wine where the dense fruit is balanced by freshness and purity. The 2010 is already smooth, sauve and succulent in its youth.


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Vintage: 2010 01/28/2013

Ernie has been one of South Africa's leading sportsmen for over a decade and has become an ambassador for our country. A scholar of life, he has taken to learning about wine like a fish to water.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/03/2013

The 2009 Merlot has a well-defined bouquet with dark cherry and raspberry fruit with a hint of mint. The palate is ripe and sweet on the entry with tensile tannins and a racy finish that would not look out of place in Saint Emilion. Drink now-2015. ... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Stellenbosch in South Africa. 2009 Ernie Els Merlot 750ml



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The 2011 Merlot is a tempered, finely tuned beauty that shows great balance between seriousness and drinkability. Baked plums, smoked beef and chocolate on the nose lead to a juicy black currant strewn palate. A hint of soy sauce adds savouriness and complexity to the powerful, plush fruity core. The tannins have grip but yet are finely etched into a medium body, leading to a long fruity finish.

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Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.99% pH: 3.67
Sugar: 2.4 grams per liter Total Acidity: 5.8 grams per liter

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