Tourists to the Mother City doing the Constantia wine loop aboard the popular double-decker sightseeing buses have boosted visitor numbers substantially, and tasting facilities at the Mylrea family’s eyrie overlooking False Bay have expanded to meet demand. What visitors will find is a beautiful mountain farm, lovingly and meticulously restored and redeveloped after a fire in 2000 which devastated everything except the historic buildings, and prompted the switch to winegrowing. The same sage consultants who guided the establishment of the terraced vineyards on what’s understood to be the steepest commercially farmed land in Cape, and the elevation of Eagles’ Nest to the top tier of SA wine, are still in place to advise the team, which includes new winemaker Duran Cornhill, an Eastern Cape native with experience in Bordeaux, New Zealand and Constantia Valley.
Epitome of house's restrained sensuality on 2013: solid core of mulberry fruit nuanced with cool-climate savouriness, richness reasserting on persistent finish. Tactile yet cerebral. Harmonious oak, multiple coopers, new & old. Also in 1.5L as all except Sauvignon.
Signature peppery spice to toned blue/black fruit on exceptional 2014 (). Textured, lithe & fresh, acidity as well judged as polished maturation - 18 months French oak, third new. Structured, elegant & long. Same elevated site as 2013.