Bordeaux-style Blends are a style of wine rather than an individual variety. The five classic red grapes used are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. With the global wine industry expanding and developing at pace, the use of the term “Bordeaux Blend” is changing. The Holden Manz Visionaire has kept with the changing trends happening internationally and gone down a new and adventurous route by adding high quality Syrah to the blend.
The 2012 Visionaire has also gripped judge’s worldwide with numerous accolades having been awarded.
Below are some of the accolades we are proud to showcase:
Top 100 SA Wines – 2014 International Wine and Spirit Competition Silver – 2012 Veritas Silver – 2014 Old Mutual Trophy Silver – 2014 China Wine and Spirit Awards Double Gold – 2015 Decanter World Wine Awards Bronze – 2015 Wine Advicate/eRobert Parker.com 88 Points – 2015 “satisfying freshness and composure on the finish”
One is greeted by the flavours of plums and chocolate on a platform of well-integrated oak flavours on entry, followed by elegant raspberry and red currant flavours backed by well-pronounced spice from the Syrah.
Medium to full-bodied, juicy with a firm, ripe tannin structure backed by well-balanced acidity. Mid palate is full of dark fruit with a long and lingering finish.