Eagles Nest Shiraz 2010

Eagles Nest Shiraz is in my opinion consistently the best Shiraz from South Africa. 

Here we have a very limited supply of the highly sought after 2010 vintage. Du Toit informed me they have had none left at the winery for well over a year. In fact they put the last of it on at the Nederburg Auction for older/rare vintages where it fetched over 900 Rand per bottle (£56 at the historic exchange rate).

We have just 17 bottles remaining.

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

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£45.00

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 is a unique vineyard sitting on the steep slopes of Constantia Neck below Cape Town. I know just how steep these slopes are as Du Toit got the landrover stuck and we could only get half way up! It was winter, which is just like a British summer, but this was a serious heavy duty vehicle. The vines here have to be worked by hand as you simply can't get machines up there.

The vineyard has wonderful panoramic 270 views which give it exposure to the sun and cooling winds of both False Bay and the Atlantic. The secret to their superb winemaking is the perfect matching of each varietal to individual plots at varying altitudes and exposure. They've been able to achieve this "thanks" to the estate being ravaged by a serious fire around 2000 - I can't remeber the date exactly. But it forced them to replant the entire estate. The results have been remarkable together with Stuart Botha's expert winemaking. They are South Africa's finest Shiraz producer.

The owner, Peter, is a great guy too. More often found surfing than farming, but a wonderful host and very humble individual.

More Information
Location Constantia
Winery Eagles Nest
Winery status Independent family owned
Winemaker Stuart Botha
Annual production 1300 cases
Grapes Shiraz
Product awards 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
Gold Medals
ABV 14.5
Bottle Size 75cl
Vintage 2010
Percentage score 94
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