The goal in producing The Jem is to truly express the diversity of our terroir, and more specifically the soils on Waterford Estate. To reach this goal of completeness, the blend is compromised of different varietals all grown on the property. Driven by Cabernet Sauvignon with ripe cherries, black current and cedar wood. Also well complimented by truffle like flavours and exotic spice. The wine is well layered and integrated tannins combine with fruit flavours to offer an elegant yet long lasting finish that is classically dry and rewarding.
A classic Helderberg Cabernet Sauvignon showing characteristic sweet cedar wood, cold stone and light earthy tones with strong violet, red berry and black current fruit. The wine is elegantly structured with a typical tight and dry structure which finishes with great balance and freshness. The wine will age and develop harmoniously for 6 to 15 years.
Vibrant dark fruit, earthy and clove pepper spice lead the aromatics of this Stellenbosch Shiraz, accompanied by soft plum fruit undertones. Natural acidity and the classic granular tannins are very characteristic of the voluptuous nature of a Stellenbosch Shiraz. This vintage is named after Nadine, Kevin and Heather’s daughter.
The 2014 Eagles' Nest Shiraz has a deep dark core with garnet rim. On the nose, aromas of freshly crushed red pepper kernel, intense blueberry and subtle black cherry are delicately entwined with a faint smoky wisp and baking spices. On the palate creamy mouth filling tannins integrate with pepper spice to embrace your taste buds and deliver a delicious, savoury flavour sensation. Well judged acidity focuses these flavours as they resonate in the aftertaste. A truly great wine from maturing vineyards, this wine will age gracefully for 20 years from vintage.
The palate has a soft ripe full fruit driven entry which complements the nose with a depth and length. The blackcurrant and blueberries are forward on the palate with a long lingering middle palate helped by the dark fruit. The fruit is open and easily tasted but with more to come with time. The tannins are subtle and full allowing one to be able to drink the wine now. This wine should age very well with the correct cellaring. The wine is very well balanced and has a long lingering fruit driven after palate with well-defined tannins. This wine is able to be enjoyed on its own or with one’s favourite dish.