Man O'War Dreadnought Syrah, Waiheke Island
- A full spectrum of Syrah with blueberries and black pepper notes.
- North Island
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- New Zealand
- New Zealand
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- Man O'War
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- The fruit is put across a sorting table before being de stemmed and delivered to open vats for fermentation. Following a 4 day soak the Syrah is allowed to ferment with wild yeasts with plunging carried out twice daily. Following an extended time on skins (average 28 days 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 the following year before further maturing in tank for 3 months prior to bottling with a coarse filtration.
Dreadnought Syrah and showcases the riper fruit spectrum of the variety with overt blue berries and black pepper notes. The palate is elegant with supple fruit, vibrant acidity and a large presence of fine grained tannins emulating the structure of classical Northern Rhone.
- 'Big, dense Syrah with sweet plum, cassis, liquorice, mocha and nutty oak flavours. Appealing and surprisingly approachable with Christmas cake-like dried fruit intensity. Drink 2015-2026. 96 Points' Bob Campbell MW for Decanter Magazine September 2015
- Gold - IWC Man O'War Dreadnought Syrah 2012
4.5 Stars Michael Cooper Michael Cooper's Buying Guide
5 Stars Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
Silver 2014 International Wine Challenge
Silver 2014 Decanter World Wine Awards
90+ Points, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW) Oct 2012
96 Points 5 Stars, Sam Kim Wine Orbit Sep 2012
18.5/20 Raymond Chan Wine Reviews Oct 2012
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- Food match:
Barbecued meats and smoked dishes.
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