Neil Ellis Wines are celebrating 40 years of winemaking and 30 years of the Neil Ellis wine label with a blockbuster offering destined for greatness. The Web Ellis marries the best Jonkershoek Cabernet and Groenekloof Syrah, and is symbolic of the the Ellis and Webb families: Neil’s wife Stephanie’s maiden name is Webb. It honours the journey of Neil Ellis Wines from a solo venture to a highly reputed family business. Stephanie is, and always has been, the pillar of strength in the background.
This wine spent 20 months in French oak barrels: 80% 1st fill, the balance in 2nd and 3rd fill barrels. Only 780 numbered bottles were produced, with only 600 bottles available from the cellar and at Cybercellar.com. Retailing at R1000, a fair price for an exceptional wine with so much heart, if you act quickly enough you can get the wine at R850 exclusively from Cybercellar. A wine of integrity, produced from vulnerable single vineyards, it will only be produced in perfect vintages and the blend will not be cast in stone.
The wine has a deep, dense earthy red colour in its youth, red and dark fruits on the nose with hints of liquorice and black olives. The palate is seamless and complex. Combining the structure of Cabernet Sauvignon with the richness of Syrah, the Webb Ellis exemplifies the astute balance of fruit and oak. A beautifully poised, balanced wine with all the finesse and integrity to develop and evolve with careful cellaring. 2015 – 2025.