It was, perhaps, inevitable that when Ernie Els, the South African golfer put his name to a wine, it would be called by his nickname, Big Easy. It’s a fruit salad blend of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsaut, Grenache, Viognier and Mourvèdre. Dense purple in colour, its bouquet is an amalgam of wood spice, cedar, smoke and blackberry with a note of leather. Medium to full-bodied, it’s dry on the palate with plum and prune flavours carried on a rush of fresh acidity. A great barbecue wine.