Online-Only Auction, 16 - 23 August 2021

Sold for

R 1 876
Lot 482
Eagles' Nest; Shiraz; 2008; 3 (1 x 3); 750ml
  • Eagles' Nest; Shiraz; 2008; 3 (1 x 3); 750ml

Lot Estimate
R 1 800 - 2 400
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 1 876
Location
Wine Storage

About this Item

Shiraz, 2008
3 (1 x 3) 750ml
Eagles’ Nest is cradled in a secluded valley high up on the slopes of the historic Constantia mountain range, which forms part of the World Heritage Site, Table Mountain. The farm’s origins can be traced back to 1836 when it was used as a refreshment station between the area now known as Wynberg in the east, and the harbour of Hout Bay in the west. In order to make this journey, travellers had to cross the mountain pass, now known as Constantia Neck.

In 1984, the 38ha farm was purchased by the Mylrea family. After devastating fires that raged through the Cape in the summer of 2000, the farm was mostly destroyed, except for the historic buildings. Being part of the world famous Constantia Valley, known for its award winning wines, they decided to plant the farm with varieties that best suited the unique terroir of Eagles’ Nest.

Critics Ratings

‘After oakier 2007, the 2008 (just 30% new wood) was back to purer style. Violets, black pepper intro to creamy elegant wine, hinted at complexity - fruit-filled but subtle, ultra-soft tannins.’ - Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2012, 5*

‘The nose is very Old World with fine delineation: delicate touches of white pepper and extremely pure fruit that is completely seductive. The palate is very elegant and well defined with fine tannins and a gorgeous ripe, delicately pepper finish.’ - Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, 91/100 (Aug 2011) 

Provenance

Wine Cellar Private Client


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