Sunday, June 28, 2009

Eagles Nest Shiraz 2005

2005 Eagles Nest Constantia Shiraz 85 Points

Typical moderate climate Shiraz character, ripe blueberries and hints of wet soil, austere initially on the nose, then lead pencil character emerge after a while, along with freshly roasted coffee beans and dark chocolate, medium acidity prominent, but will integrate with time around 2010.

Fruit pack palate, tannins is ripe and rounded, peppery finish.

Lay down now, or enjoy with a rare aged gemsbok or springbok fillet, rubbed with Asian spice and prune and brandy sauce, worth revisiting in mid / end 2009, will drink well until 2013.