Monday, April 7, 2014

Eagles Nest Viognier 2009 94 Points

This Viognier is at peace in it’s own time capsule, embryonic, unevolved, tasted over 2.5 days, only the color have change to the better with a pronounce green reflections, seamless purity, layered complexity with captivating white Rhone feels, textured, persistent length, shows that South African Viognier at the top end can rival the world’s best example, it pains me to try to understand why Eagles Nest as a brand is a terribly hard sell on a wine lists, here I am talking of 8 years observations, if it is not hand sell, it does not move, compare to other established Constantia wineries? Not enough marketing from their side? Probably! As well as other combinations…….Seek them out, these guys are producing cracking Merlot (Double Gold Veritas 2013), world class Shiraz and this magnificent Viognier
Alcohol: moderate plus | 13.5 %abv

Origin: Constantia

Notes: red apple |stone fruits | lemon meringue | nutty | toast

Ideal drinking occasions: Friday night dinner out

Serve with: pan fried fresh gurnard fillet with black beans, tomato and onions

Drink: now until 2021+