The term “Eagle” as a score of two under par came about due to using birds (“birdie”) as a synonym for a good score. It was natural that American golfers might think of the bald eagle, their national symbol. The use of “Eagle” came into general use shortly after “birdie” spread through American golf clubs, and from there it was passed on to the international golf community. Master of Wine Tim Atkin rating 94.
TASTING NOTES Very intense ruby red colour with a deep red rim. Classic Rioja fragrances with spices, very mature red fruit, notes of toasting and a touch of leather. After 18 months in oak, some aerating will help to bring out the best of this wine. There is a reminder of its fruity and flowery qualities. Light touches of fine French oak and mature and elegant tannins, fresh acidity and an end that will linger on your palate.