Wine Enthusiast 88
WE TOP 100 2019 Rank 73
Prominent scents of mentholated herbs and black currant leaf form the nose of this wine, overriding the secondary black plum and berry aromas. The palate is full and structured, with fine yet supporting tannins and ripe black-fruit flavors that carry more intensity than the nose suggests. The finish is fruity and enduring, with lingering flavors of black plum and cherry. - LB
“Cabernet Sauvignon is our most popular wine:this ou kalant (old rascal) remains a firm favorite, outfoxing the others by combining New World ripe fruit flavors with Old World elegance and charm.”-Winemaker’s Notes
“This MAN thing all began with three friends and an idea: to make a wine that they themselves would love to buy. Good quality, good value, good packaging. Not exactly an epiphany, but enough to motivate the group into action. What to name it? Keeping peace in the family, the three friends took the first initials of their wives. This is how they explained to Marie, Anette, and Nicky that they were going to be "busy" most weekends -- telling them "It's for you!" And it's mostly true. But MAN is not only about woMAN, it is about MANkind and huMANity as well. Remember, Africa is the cradle of MAN!
For those of you that have experienced South Africa, it won't be a surprise if the team at MAN states (objectively) that it is the most heavenly spot on earth. The winelands are stunning, with dramatic mountains, lush rolling vineyards, and that African blue sky. Taste a bit of Africa!”-Winery Notes
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"It all started as a simple plan: to make a wine that we'd love to buy. We wanted quality wine that offered excellent value and great packaging. Not exactly an epiphany, perhaps, but enough to motivate us into action. Of course, first we had to come up with a name. To keep peace in the families, we took our wives' initials (we each have one wife) -- that is how we explained to Marie, Anette and Nicky that we were going to be "busy" most weekends. 'It's for you!' we told them. And mostly it's true."
José Conde and brothers Tyrrel and Philip Myburgh started making wine together in 2001. They're further supported by a group of dedicated grape growers from the Agter-Paarl region. From the first 300 cases made in a tractor shed, MAN Family Wines has grown to producing over 175,000 cases per year and exporting to 25 countries.