Remarkable red

Man-OWar-Ironclad-2012Man O’War Ironclad 2012, Waiheke, NZD $44.90

A remarkable wine from a challenging vintage. Dense, ripe, sweet berry and plum flavours with nuances of cedar, cigar box, cassis, Christmas cake and oriental spices. Deliciously drinkable now but no rush. (Screwcap)

Score: 96 ★★★★★ – view on

Alcohol: 15%

Ageing: now to 2023

Food match: Organic lamb with smoked potato, artichokes, mushrooms, silverbeet, tarragon

Stockists: Fine Wine Delivery Company, Auckland (NZ); Winestock NSW & Vic; Bouchon, QLD (AU distributors)

Ranked #1 of 30 2012 Merlot Blend tasted from New Zealand


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