Ernie Els Signature - Wineseeker
$102.00

Ernie Els Signature

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.
Critical Acclaim
WS 93
Wine Spectator
Ripe and suave, with alluring blackberry, plum sauce and roasted fig notes laced with black tea, cocoa powder, maduro tobacco and smoked apple wood notes. The long, grippy finish smolders nicely, with dense, dark fruit and lovely mouthfeel. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2014. 800 cases made.
WE 93
Wine Enthusiast
The 2007 vintage was generally a great one for Bordeaux-style reds in Stellenbosch, and the Els Signature definitely demonstrates it. Sure, it's ripe and sexy with a lot of sweet oak characteristics like cocoa powder and smoky wood, but it's got the ripe fruit core of black plum and dark forest berries to back it up. Spicy layers of leather, cigar box and black tea leaves add complexity to the palate, while chewy tannins provide a firm structure. A bit young now, so try after 2015.

RP 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2007 Signature is aged entirely in new 300-liter French oak barrels for 20 months. It has a lifted, peppermint-scented bouquet that does not quite deliver the panache of the 2008. The palate is tight and a little abrasive on the entry. The acidity appears a little stronger here compared to the 2008, and there is a sharpness and angularity that distorts the focus. Personally, I would head for the superior 2008.
Region
  • South Africa
Style
  • Red Wine
Varietal
  • Merlot & Cabernet

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WS 93
Wine Spectator
Ripe and suave, with alluring blackberry, plum sauce and roasted fig notes laced with black tea, cocoa powder, maduro tobacco and smoked apple wood notes. The long, grippy finish smolders nicely, with dense, dark fruit and lovely mouthfeel. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2014. 800 cases made.
WE 93
Wine Enthusiast
The 2007 vintage was generally a great one for Bordeaux-style reds in Stellenbosch, and the Els Signature definitely demonstrates it. Sure, it's ripe and sexy with a lot of sweet oak characteristics like cocoa powder and smoky wood, but it's got the ripe fruit core of black plum and dark forest berries to back it up. Spicy layers of leather, cigar box and black tea leaves add complexity to the palate, while chewy tannins provide a firm structure. A bit young now, so try after 2015.

RP 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2007 Signature is aged entirely in new 300-liter French oak barrels for 20 months. It has a lifted, peppermint-scented bouquet that does not quite deliver the panache of the 2008. The palate is tight and a little abrasive on the entry. The acidity appears a little stronger here compared to the 2008, and there is a sharpness and angularity that distorts the focus. Personally, I would head for the superior 2008.

Critical Acclaim

WS 93
Wine Spectator
Ripe and suave, with alluring blackberry, plum sauce and roasted fig notes laced with black tea, cocoa powder, maduro tobacco and smoked apple wood notes. The long, grippy finish smolders nicely, with dense, dark fruit and lovely mouthfeel. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2014. 800 cases made.
WE 93
Wine Enthusiast
The 2007 vintage was generally a great one for Bordeaux-style reds in Stellenbosch, and the Els Signature definitely demonstrates it. Sure, it's ripe and sexy with a lot of sweet oak characteristics like cocoa powder and smoky wood, but it's got the ripe fruit core of black plum and dark forest berries to back it up. Spicy layers of leather, cigar box and black tea leaves add complexity to the palate, while chewy tannins provide a firm structure. A bit young now, so try after 2015.

RP 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2007 Signature is aged entirely in new 300-liter French oak barrels for 20 months. It has a lifted, peppermint-scented bouquet that does not quite deliver the panache of the 2008. The palate is tight and a little abrasive on the entry. The acidity appears a little stronger here compared to the 2008, and there is a sharpness and angularity that distorts the focus. Personally, I would head for the superior 2008.