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2016 MERLOT, Eagle’s Nest. Constantia, South Africa

Bin:  493

Alcohol percentage:  14%

Area:

Constantia is due south of Cape Town, a wealthy area full of beautiful houses and gardens, with a few top quality vineyards in between

Grape variety:

100% Merlot, aged for 18 months in French oak (one third new oak)

Producer:

From their website:
“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, we decided to plant the farm with varieties that best suited the unique terroir of Eagles’ Nest.”

Winemaker is the quietly impressive Craig Barnard.

Old Bridge rating:

Clean, dry, serious, Bordeaux-like Merlot from cool-climate Constantia

£22.00

£20.90 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£19.80 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles

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