2015 Neil Ellis Wines 'Amper Bo' Tempranillo
Dark ruby red. A bit mute to start on the nose with some dark cherries, purple flowers, something a little burnt and gravel. Medium tannins (6.5/10) and medium plus body. Plush attack on the palate with blackberries, plums and baking spices. Insanely dry and long finish.
Thirty-sixth wine at the Friday Auction Tasting for the Cape Winemakers Guild and the twenty-fifth red wine. This is made up of 100% Tempranillo by Warren Ellis with fruit from Stellenbosch. Aged for 18 months in 60% new French oak barrels and 40% second fill. Only 90 cases produced with 40 being auctioned in 2018.
2018 till 2030.
Price Point:$$ - Tasted at the Cape Winemakers Auction. Average bid at auction was R4,090.00 ($48.10 a bottle) a case. Highest bid was R5,600.00 ($65.87 a bottle) and lowest bid was R3,000.00 ($35.29 a bottle).