This is another range of wines that we are proud to bring in through our 'Vindependents' buying group. When we talk about 'Vindependents' you can be assured that the wines will offer immense quality and won't be available in that many places in the UK apart from Independent wine shops that are part of our group, about 20 shops in total.
The Holden Manz wine estate is located at the top of the Franschhoek valley dominated by the spectacular mountains which stand guard over the beauty below.
The Visionaire wine has it all.....bear with me. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc blend, a prize to the person that picks out the 2.3% Cab Franc!
The saying about the whole is greater than the sum of it's parts is never truer than in this case! Dark, inky purple in colour with a beautiful aromatic nose of spiced berries, violets and dark chocolate. Palate is rich cassis, berries, tobacco, cherries, aromatic spices and violets with lovely soft tannins and bright acidity which lifts the wine on the finish. Superb quality for the money.
I've never had the pleasure but if you are ever in the area, their boutique country hotel that is part of the Holden Manz wine estate is supposed to be stunning, we are talking 5* on Trip Advisor stunning!
SC Rating - Very Good ++ (Adam)