Wine of the Week NZ

Man O’War Ironclad 2013, Waiheke Island, NZD $45

A blend of cabernet franc, merlot, petit verdot, malbec and cabernet sauvignon. Man O’War’s flagship blended red from a top vintage predictably delivers a rich and complex wine that’s a medley of many berry, spice and dried herb flavours. Sweet fruit gives the wine drinkability and depth. A very stylish red. (Screwcap)

Score: 96 ★★★★★ – view Bob’s original tasting

Alcohol: 14.5%

Ageing: now to 2026

Food: Seared Wagyu hanger steak, bulgogi short rib, onion flavours, katsuobushi butter

Stockists: Man O’War Tasting Room (NZ); Burwood Cellars, Melbourne – Vic (AU). Soon to be released.

Ranked #3 of 57 2013 Merlot blends from New Zealand

Price Benchmark: NZD $74.80 Avg 96pt 2013 Merlot Blend tasted from New Zealand

Price Rating Map & Vintage Chart: How the wine fits in the winery’s range?

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