Another very popular drop from Man O’ War, with a good bit of age.
Lifted aromas of fresh blueberry, spice and clove lead into a rich and succulent palate framed with a fine tannin and a long lingering finish.
2016 Ironclad is a classic Cabernet franc and Merlot dominant blend, totally appealing in its youth but developing more savoury notes with careful cellaring.
About Man O' War
The Man O’ War story begins with a special piece of land rich in history. Located at the eastern end of Waiheke Island, Man O’ War is a stunning array of coastal hillsides with high cliffs and pristine beaches forming a ruggedly beautiful coastline.
It was along this coastline that Captain James Cook came to anchor during his first voyage around the islands of New Zealand in 1769. Upon sighting the ancient stands of magnificent Kauri trees ashore, Cook noted in his journals that they would make ideal masts for the Man O’ War warships of the Royal Navy. Thus the name Man O’ War was bestowed upon this unique land.
The first Man O’ War vines were planted in 1993. Today, Man O’ War winery consists of 150 acres of vines planted in 76 individual hillside blocks, each with a distinct soil profile and micro-climate.