Man O' War Ironclad 2018

38,60 CHF - 39,60 CHF

52,80 CHF pro Liter

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From Waiheke's breathtakingly appointed Man O' War. Their flagship blend is mainly Cabernet Franc and Merlot, with Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. Complex with subtle power, harmony.


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Man O' War Ironclad 2018

Reviews and Accolades

Review Man O’ War Ironclad 2018Bob Campbell, MW (The Real Review): 95/100. A blend of cabernet franc, merlot, petit verdot and cabernet sauvignon. Bold, intense and youthful wine with strong cherry and berry, plum, dried fruits, spices, liquorice, dark chocolate and cedar flavours. Impressive now but with obvious cellaring potential. Drink now to 2039.


Tasting Note

The Ironclad 2018 is predominantly Cabernet Franc and Merlot supported by Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The nose is a mixture of red and black fruit with pencil lead and chocolate and a hint of incense. The palate is medium bodied with a ferrous grip that knots together with some excellent acidity. The flavours are more of the black fruit with some attractive herbal notes highlighting the Cabernet Franc.

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Additional information

Type: Red wine

Varials: 36% Cabernet Franc, 34% Merlot, 17% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon

Suggested food match: Beef Wellington, Beef Carpaccio with crispy capers

Alcohol: 14% vol

Residual sugar:  <1 g/l

TA: 5.6 g/l

Bottle size: 0.75l

Notice: contains sulphites

Vineyards: Ponui Island and Waiheke Island, New Zealand

Vintage 2018: Vintage 2018 began with a settled and dry spring resulting in great flowering and a corresponding excellent fruit set. The team then enjoyed a relatively hot summer although there were intense periods of rainfall thanks to ex Tropical Cyclone Fehi and Gita which put the pressure on during harvest time. Temperatures remained warm into the harvest months increasing humidity however with careful attention to detail in the vineyard we were rewarded with excellent fruit.

Winemaking: Components for the Ironclad come from an array of steep hillside vineyards each planted in one of the five traditional varieties of Bordeaux. After careful hand harvesting the fruit is delivered to the winery and then put across a sorting table before being 100% de-stemmed and delivered to open vats for fermentation. Following an extended time on skins (average 35days in vat) the wines are gently pressed and taken straight to barrel for natural malolactic fermentation in the spring. The wines are racked once to a blend after 18 months before further maturing in tank for 3 months prior to bottling.

Cellaring potential: 2025+

The name Ironclad: Ironclad is named in honour of the 19th Century warships characterised by the iron armour bolted onto their wooden hulls, much as iron courses through the veins of our warm clay hillside vineyards.

Closure: Screwcap

Produced and bottled by: Man O' War Vineyards, PO Box 1287, Shortland Street, Auckland 1140, New Zealand

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