Neil Ellis, Jonkershoek Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml 2017

South Africa, Stellenbosch
In stock
Only 17 left

Critic Score


Free nationwide delivery for orders over R1,500

Safe and secure online shopping with 8 ways to pay

Need buying advice? Speak to one of our experts. Call +27 21 448 4105

Orders will be shipped from our cellar within 1 – 2 business days.

'SA classic from prime terroir, built for 10+ years. Graphite & fresh herb overlay to pure blackcurrant fruit, pinpoint acidity & fine-boned tannin, standout-vintage 2017 a stunning exemplar of this wine’s signature elegance, harmony, latent power. All-new oak, 18 months, like fine 2016 (4.5 stars, 94 pts). Magnum, 3L & 5L too, as most of these.' – Platter's Guide, 5* (97/100)

'Priced above his other Bordeaux style reds, Warren Ellis' Jonkershoek Cabernet is very distinctive and special in style, especially in a stellar vintage like 2017. Bold and assertive, with notes of fynbos and Mediterranean herbs, plenty of colour and dark-fruited bramble and blueberry intensity. Drink 2022-29.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2020, 93/100

'Intense dark colour. The nose shows restraint, with deep underlying aromas of complex blue and blackberries and cedar aromas typical from Jonkershoek. The palate is nervous and fresh followed by fine, dense tannins. This is a wine built to last and early drinking would benefit with decanting.' – Winemaker
More Information
Alcohol 14%
Technical analysis RS: 2.5 g/L | TA: 5.8 g/L | PH: 3.6
Variety Cabernet Sauvignon
Blend information 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Rating PG 97
Body Medium to full-bodied
Drink to Drink or Cellar
Producer information Neil Ellis has created a legacy. It began in 1984, when Neil Ellis sourced grapes from various Stellenbosch vineyards and produced wine in rented cellars. Today, the winery is a fully family-run affair with the Ellis children taking over various roles in the business. Warren Ellis heads up the winemaking with great success and, while building on their past, we can see a marked shift towards greater refinement and finesse.
Write Your Own Review
You're reviewing:Jonkershoek Cabernet Sauvignon

Shipping information

Wine Cellar ships throughout South Africa. See our shipping guidelines below.

Available on all orders over R1,500, excluding event tickets. The expected delivery times are the same as 'Standard door-to-door' below.

Shipping fees are calculated on the delivery ‘street code’ provided during checkout.

  • Cape Town & surrounds: 1 – 2 working days
  • Joburg, Pretoria, PE & Bloemfontein: 3 – 4 working days
  • Durban & regional areas: 4 – 5 working days

COLLECTION (Cape Town only):
Orders are available for free collection at our Cape Town office only. You will be notified as soon as your order is ready for collection.

Wine Cellar offers professional wine storage at our premises in Cape Town. If you are not an existing cellaring client, please view our rates and set up an account by visiting our cellaring page.

For this special overnight road service, orders must be placed before 13h00 SAST. The order will be delivered by the close of business the following working day.

We use a third party courier for international shipping. Please contact for the rates and delivery options.

More wines from this producer

AG: Antonio Galloni of  |  AM: Allen Meadows of  |  CE: Christian Eedes of  |  DEC: Decanter  |  GS: Greg Sherwood MW  |  JS: James Suckling  |  JR:  |  JD: Jeb Dunnuck  |  NM: Neal Martin of OM: Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show  |  PG: Platter's Guide  |  ST: Stephen Tanzer of  |  TA: Tim Atkin MW  |  VIN:  |  WA: Wine Advocate  |  WE: Wine Enthusiast  |  WM: Report  |  WS: Wine Spectator