2014 Holden Manz Visionaire RedBlend from South Africa
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The nose is brimming with red berry and mulberry flavours, with subtle notes of pencil shavings, spicy white pepper, fynbos and violets in early spring. Smooth elegant palate w...
- 94 Sommeliers Choice Awards
94 Sommeliers Choice Awards
94 Points 2020 Sommeliers Choice Awards
Black and red fruits. Earthy and savory with notes of cheese rind, and smoked jerky. Juicy and pulpy wine.
The nose is brimming with red berry and mulberry flavours, with subtle notes of pencil shavings, spicy white pepper, fynbos and violets in early spring. Smooth elegant palate with mid-palate ripeness and spicy supple finish. Red and black fruits dominate balanced with a graphite steeliness. The tannins are soft and refined and exquisitely round off the aromas of spice and fresh plum. The multiple components of Visionaire allow each to show off its own unique characters while combining to produce an experience greater than the parts – each varietal a celebrated soloist combining with the orchestra of the blend! - Winery
20% new 225 litre French oak barrels. 80% 2nd and 3rd fill 225 litre French oak barrels. 24 months ageing before blending and bottling. Grapes were selected from distinct parcels with varying soil types. This complexity in growing has resulted in a wonderful intricacy in the wine. The grapes were picked at optimal ripeness to enable the correct balance between sugar and phenolic components. Individual varieties were bunch and berry sorted, crushed and destalked to tank. Fermentation was initiated after 5 day cold soaking. Minimal additions were made to preserve the true cultivar characteristics of the grapes. - Winemaker
94 - Sommeliers Choice Awards
|Varietal(s)||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah , Cabernet Franc, Malbec|
|Taste||currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast, tar, blueberry, strawberry, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper, green bean, earth, green and mocha|
|Nose||currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, spice box, dark fruit, tobacco, broccoli, berry, flower and spice|