2008 Man O' War Ironclad Proprietary Red

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • BC 93
  • WA 91

Reviews for 2008 Man O' War Ironclad Proprietary Red

BC 93
Bob Campbell - MW Bob Campbell, February 2010
Elegance on a grand scale. Fine tight red with layers of fruit/berry and savoury spicy flavours. Aromatic wine with a pleasing floral lift. An impressive Bordeaux blend from a relatively new but very promising Waiheke... Elegance on a grand scale. Fine tight red with layers of fruit/berry and savoury spicy flavours. Aromatic wine with a pleasing floral lift. An impressive Bordeaux blend from a relatively new but very promising Waiheke Island producer.
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2010
The multi-award winning 2008 Ironclad has a tight leafy nose that unfurls in the glass to reveal blackberry raspberry leaf a touch of fresh fig and boysenberry jam. The palate is medium-bodied firm tannins good weight... The multi-award winning 2008 Ironclad has a tight leafy nose that unfurls in the glass to reveal blackberry raspberry leaf a touch of fresh fig and boysenberry jam. The palate is medium-bodied firm tannins good weight gentle but firm grip with a finely tuned almost Cote-Rotie-like finish. This is one of Waiheke emerging stars: a top class Merlot that should age well. Drink 2011-2017. -Neal Martin
JJB 90
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, January 2011
52% merlot 27% cabernet franc 10.5% malbec 9.1% petit verdot 1.4% cabernet sauvignon. Darkly colored this complex Bordeaux-style red offers up super-attractive aromas of graphite and stone with hints of spice and pepper... 52% merlot 27% cabernet franc 10.5% malbec 9.1% petit verdot 1.4% cabernet sauvignon. Darkly colored this complex Bordeaux-style red offers up super-attractive aromas of graphite and stone with hints of spice and pepper followed by chocolate and fresh coffee. Fairly full-bodied the bright clean flavors are juicy and round with strong structural components of oak and tannin providing a firm finish. Not overly tannic this tasty red will certainly improve with some time in the cellar though it is approachable now thanks to finely woven acids that lighten the wine's presence. An excellent value.