Holden Manz,

Syrah Reserve

Coastal Region,South Africa,


    Bottle size: 750 ml,

    In stock

    “Super silky and smooth, utterly refined whilst giving the aromatic impression of just having walked through a leather workshop which doubles as a florist specialising in the freshest purple flowers in the land.”

    Tasted by Daniel Grigg, Managing Director, at the farm in January 2019

    Category: SKU: 814a9c18f5ab
    In The Cellar
    Picked on 30th March 2016 compared to 9th March 2015 for the previous vintage. Hand selected bunches of our most concentrated ripe Syrah/Syrah/Shiraz were cold macerated over an extended period of time prior to barrel fermentation. 20% whole bunch fermented using wild yeast in a combination of 225 and 500 litre French oak barrels. Maturation took place in a mix of 70% 500l French oak barrels (50% new) and 30% 225l French oak barrels (100% new).

    Colour: Deep purple color with bright edge. Nose: Savory nose with floral hints of dried violets and fraises des bois combined with cinnamon and nutmeg. Palate: Ripe and bold dark fruit and spicy notes, think Cornas/Hermitage style, black pepper, rounded tannins, long powerful finish.