A fine wine of elegance, fruit flavour and power balanced by firm fine grained tannins, Jack Mann is the finest Cabernet produced by Houghton. Accordingly, it is named after legendary Houghton winemaker, Jack Mann who presided over the winemaking for 51 consecutive vintages at Houghton. Jack’s unrelenting search for flavour and character and his desire to make wine to exacting standards was legendary within the industry.
The wine is deep red/purple in colour, with bright garnet hues. The bouquet displays black olive, lively scented red fruits, lavender, wild mint, boysenberry and blackcurrant aromas with a subtle overlay of sweet, nutty cinnamon and toasted vanillin oak. The palate is full-bodied with rich and sumptuous layers resulting in a wine with intensity, power and elegance. The dense, firm, fine grained tannin is beautifully integrated with the fruit and oak. Outstanding structure and balance will ensure great ageing potential and with careful cellaring, this wine will continue to develop in complexity over the next twenty years and beyond.