Cape Winemakers Guild

Neil Ellis The Graduate 2006

Winemaking Notes Exquisite parcels of Jonkershoek Valley Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon were separately vinified in open top fermenters. Towards the end of fermentation, the wine was racked into 100% new oak where the wine completed fermentation. After malolactic fermentation, individual components were classified and selected for inclusion into the 2006 Auction Reserve blend. 17 Months barrel maturation followed. Tasting Notes Deep in colour, this youthful elemental wine shows wonderful overlapping of aromas and flavours. The regional character of the Jonkershoek Valley is finely poised. The perfumed violet / mocha aromas, good concentration, savoury flavours and classically structured palate are in superb balance. Beautifully defined with its meaty nuances and fine-grained tannins will allow for continued evolving in the cellar over time.

Winemaker: Neil Ellis – No…

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 3 300.00
  • Lowest: R 1 700.00
  • Average: R 2 216.00


  • Bottle Size 750 ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750 ml
  • Cases Produced: 333
  • Cases Auctioned 100


  • Alc: 14.40 vol%
  • RS: 2.20 g/l
  • TA: 5.30 g/l
  • pH: 3.75

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