Their unique terroir, combined with passionate attention to detail in the vineyards, yields fruit that is crafted into wines which are the epitome of elegance, finesse and complexity. This distinctly dark wine filled with pepper and spice is the epitome of cool climate Shiraz. Maturing vines & intricate attention to detail calls for a great wine. While the Shiraz from Constantia property Eagles’ Nest could hardly be described as new wave, it always impresses.
Accolades: Shiraz Association South Africa: Top 12 (2017), Tim Atkin SA Report 2017: 94 Points, Double Gold: Veritas 2017 ,Winemag.co.za – 92/100 ,Wine Advocate: 91 Points ,SAWI: Platinum – 100 Point Wine ,5 Stars, 2018 Platter Guide
Appearance: Aroma: Taste
The 2015 Eagles’ Nest Shiraz has a deep dark core with garnet rim. On the nose, aromas of whole black peppercorn, blackcurrant and subtle black cherry are delicately entwined with a faint smoky wisp, star anise and cloves. These aromas are complemented by a savory, mouth filling pallet with distinct pepper spiciness and soft, integrated tannins. Well-judged acidity focuses these flavors as they resonate in the aftertaste. A truly great wine from maturing vineyards, this wine will age gracefully for 20 years from vintage.
Personal Food pairing:
The Eagles’ Nest Shiraz is an excellent companion for grilled beef and lamb meat. This noble varietal is also wonderful in combination with poignant dishes with plenty of black pepper. Try it with black olives, too!