Man O' War Ironclad 2019
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 2019
James Suckling (JamesSuckling.com): 96/100 & #18 Top Wines of New Zealand 2022. Very high-toned dark-fruit aromas of blackcurrants, blueberries, flowers and stone. It’s full-bodied with a compact palate and fantastic finish. Cabernet franc, merlot, petit verdot, cabernet sauvignon, and malbec. Drinkable now, but better in three to five years.
The 2019 Ironclad opens up to reveal dark cherries, blackberry, olive tapenade, violets and crushed rock. The oak is classy with hints of cedar and pencil lead, the palate is full bodied and rich with layers of fruit characters. Boysenberry and bramble lead to a fresh almost salty finish. Tannins are present but well integrated as is the oak. A classic wild and wonderful Ironclad blend!
Aromas and flavours
Type: Red wine
Varials: 25% Cabernet Franc, 40% Merlot, 11% Petit Verdot, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Suggested food match: Beef Wellington, Beef Carpaccio with crispy capers.Vineyards: Ponui Island and Waiheke Island, New Zealand
Vintage 2019: Vintage 2019 was exceptional with a perfect fruit set in the Spring followed by a hot settled summer and practically no rain during the harvest months.
Winemaking: With 15 different vineyard sites planted in the five traditional varieties of Bordeaux the 2019 Ironclad is a careful selection of the very best fruit from the vintage. As with all our vineyards the fruit is carefully hand harvested and then sorted again in the winery before stem removal and fermentation of whole berries. Only pumped over twice a day the extraction is careful and can continue for over 30 days. Once the perfect balance has been achieved the wines are pressed directly to barrel and remain on gross lees for 20 months undergoing a natural malolactic in the Spring. After ageing the wines are then selected for blending into the Ironclad.
Cellaring potential: 2030+
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.
Alcohol: 15% vol
Residual sugar: <1 g/l
TA: 5.6 g/l
Bottle size: 0.75l
Notice: contains sulphites
Produced and bottled by: Man O' War Vineyards, PO Box 1287, Shortland Street, Auckland 1140, New Zealand