Eagles' Nest Shiraz 2011

Eagles' Nest Shiraz 2011

This vintage shows a deep purple colour that is both fresh and lively. On the nose, dense aromas of cherry and ripe berry fruit with crushed red pepper kernel tempt the senses. A creamy mouth filling tannin, with hints of toasted coconut and wisps of pepper spice embrace your taste buds and are deliciously dry. Dark berry fruits and warm baking spice enrich the flavour experience one soon realizes that this is a wine of complexity and layering.

variety : Shiraz [ 100% Shiraz ]
winery : Eagles Nest
winemaker : Stuart Botha
wine of origin : Constantia
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 2.0 g/l  pH : 3.55  ta : 5.5 g/l  so2 : 47 mg/l  fso2 : 17 mg/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  


Eagles’ Nest Shiraz 2011
South African Wine Index Platinum Award and Top Shiraz (2014)
Shiraz Association South Africa: Top 20 (2014) 

Eagles’ Nest Shiraz 2010
5 Stars, 2014 Platter Wine Guide
Wine Advocate: 93 Points
Veritas Double Gold (2013)
South African Wine Index Platinum Award and Top Shiraz (2013)
Winemakers Choice Awards: Diamond (2013)
Shiraz Association South Africa: Top 20 (2013)
Tim Atkin SA Report 2014: 94 Points

Eagles' Nest Shiraz 2009
Best Shiraz Trophy Winner, 5 Nations Wine Challenge 2011
South African Wine Index Platinum Award for 100 Point Wine 2011
South African Wine Index Platinum Award (2012)
South African Airways: Gold Medal (2012)
4½ Stars 2013
John Platter Wine Guide (5 Star Nominee)
91 Parker Points

Eagles' Nest Shiraz 2008
91 Parker points
Decanter Expert's Choice: South African Wines over £10 Score 19/20 points
Best Shiraz Trophy and Best Red Wine Trophy
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2010
WINE Magazine Top Ten, 2010 Shiraz Challenge
Red Wine Trophy & Red Winemaker of the Year, Winemakers Choice Awards 2010
5-Stars, 2011 Platter Wine Guide
100-Points, SA Wine Index

Eagles' Nest Shiraz 2007
Trophy Best Shiraz International Wine and Spirit Competition 2009
Silver Medal Syrah du Monde, 2009
Shiraz Diamond Award, Best Red Wine Trophy and Best Red
Winemaker Trophy at Investec Private Bank Winemakers Choice Awards 2009
Gold Medal Veritas 2009

Eagles' Nest Shiraz 2006
Gold Medal, Swiss International Airlines Wine Awards (2008)
Silver Medal and "Best in Class", International Wine and Spirits Competition (2008)
Five Stars Platter's 2009
Best Red Overall, Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show (2008)
Diamond Award, Winemakers Choice Awards (2008)
Gold Medal Veritas

ageing : A truly great wine from mature vineyards, this wine will age gracefully for 15 years from vintage.

Eagles’ Nest, located on the crest of Constantia Nek pass, is nestled at the foot of the awe inspiring Table Mountain. This pristine and boutique family owned vineyard (38 Ha
in size) has in recent years gained a striking reputation for both its beauty and award winning wines.

in the vineyard : The vineyard aspects range from east to north, and are perfectly positioned for a cool climate Shiraz.

about the harvest: All grapes were hand picked, de-stalked and crushed into medium sized open top fermenters.

in the cellar : Punch-downs or pump-overs were performed three to four times per day. This ensured that at all times the fermenting must evolved to embody the desired style. Fermentation took 12 days to complete, after which the free run wine was drawn off and the skins were pressed. The wine was then racked into French oak barrels. After 16 months in barrel, selected components of the wine were blended to create a complex and harmonious finished product.

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