Ernie Els Merlot 2009

Ernie Els Merlot 2009

The beauty of this exceptional 2009 vintage immediately shows in the bright purple colour and shimmering edge. Notes of cherries, plums and rasberries line a lively nose, following through to a full but spritely and elegant palate. There is an enduring combination of subtly and power with the rich ripeness balancing silky tannins and a lushes texture. This suave merlot is difficult to put down, even at this embryonic stage!


variety : Merlot [ 100% Merlot ]
winery : Ernie Els Wines
winemaker : Louis Strydom
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.55 % vol  rs : 3.1 g/l  pH : 3.7  ta : 6.4 g/l  va : 0.57 g/l  so2 : 81 mg/l  fso2 : 32 mg/l  
type : Red  body : Soft   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

Wine Enthusiast magazine (USA)- 90 Points

ageing : Expect the finely-etched tannins to ease with time and become even softer and more stylish.

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