Man O War Ironclad Bordeaux Blend 2012
Man O’ War Ironclad Bordeaux Blend 2012
Waiheke Island, New Zealand
The traditional 5 varieties of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot make up the 2012 Ironclad. Aromas of sweet ripe fruit with lifted aromas of crushed red berries and darker cassis with hints of floral perfume from the Malbec and Petit Verdot with a flourish of tobacco and cedar from the Cabernet Sauvignon. The palate is vibrant, exuding ripe fruit and a rich texture finishing with supple fine grained tannins. The 2011 Ironclad shows great fruit accessibility with a powerful structure coated in luxuriant fruit, supple yet powerful.