Holden Manz Visionaire 2014
Very mild summer, with early February heat moving into more moderate temperatures later. Rain towards the end of the picking season made it a tricky period to judge timing. Late ripening for the cabernets and cooler weather conditions provided particularly elegant tannins and structure.
Intense dark red colour with a bright edge.
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!