Ernie Els 2014 Cape Winemakers Guild CWG Red (Stellenbosch)

Winemaker: Louis Strydom. This Cabernet Sauvignon-dominant blend, with 30% Shiraz and 10% Merlot, opens with a lovely mélange of just-ripe aromas of blackberry, cassis and black plum, laced with notes of licorice, blackcurrant leaf and toasted whole spice. The mouthfeel is robust and full, with assertive tannins that lend a firm structure and perfectly frame the ripe black-fruit flavors. Flavors of plum skin, wood spice and bittersweet cocoa hang on endlessly to the finish. It's delicious now, but still a baby, with plenty of maturing and evolution ahead; try after 2020 and through 2026. Lauren Buzzeo

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