Holden Manz - Big G 2013

Franschhoek -
Red - South Africa

91 pts Andreas Larsson

91 pts Steven Spurrier

4* Platter's 2017

Price : €11.25 FOB Cape Town
Grape varieties :  Cabernet Sauvignon 63%; Cabernet Franc 37%
Annual production : 10,000 bottles
Alcohol : 15%

Viticulture : Green harvest removes 40% crop.
Harvesting : March April
Wine-making / Breeding : Barrel fermented using 30% new 225l French oak barrels. 24 months in oak.

Average age of vine : 16 years
Yield (output) : 6 tonnes per haectare

Tasting Robe : Rich deep red with maturing edge
Tasting Nose : Earthy nose with predominance of black berry fruit
Tasting Palate : Rich, robust, velvety texture; ripe mid palate with firm finish; well blended tannins; long plaate
pairing : 35 day dry aged sirloin steak on the bone; sautéed brussel sprouts with lardons; wild mushroom risotto
Cellaring : 10+ years
Tasting temperature : 17°C
Service : Decant 90 minutes