Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 - Gold Medal
The Ernie Els 2010 Merlot delivers a real statement; plush, proud and voluptuous, strewn with red and black fruits rather than earthy and green characters. 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, suave and succulent in its youth with the etched tannins support enormous depth and length. The perfect balance and depth will allow at least medium term enjoyment.