Man O' War Vineyards

Field Recordings

Field Recordings Wine 'Fiction' 2019

Amazing wine!!! 20 dollars man o man. Paso Robles another diamond. Earthy meaty. Nice tannins at the end. Berry to start — a month ago

Domaine Neferis

Réserve Selian 1er Cru Chardonnay 2015

Sidi Salem Domaine Neferis aus Tunesien ist das Weingut, 2015er Premier Cru Chardonnay der Wein. Gekauft im Duty free beim Abflug, war sicherlich nicht angemessen gelagert.
Leichte Firnisnote, schönes Holz, leichte Mandel / Bitternote. Ein Wein zum Buch und einer weissen Wand, man kann die Gedanken fliegen lassen.
— 4 months ago

Man O' War Vineyards

Bellerophon Syrah Viognier 2014

Has a couple years age which has done it well. Granite, black pepper, sour cherry, charred grapefruit, blackberry, game. Medium minus body. Mouthwatering. Enjoyed!! — 5 months ago

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Has a couple years age which has done it well. Granite, black pepper, sour cherry, charred grapefruit, blackberry, game. Medium minus body. Mouthwatering. Enjoyed!!
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Has a couple years age which has done it well. Granite, black pepper, sour cherry, charred grapefruit, blackberry, game. Medium minus body. Mouthwatering. Enjoyed!!
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Good with a little age. A baby cote rotie. Medium minus body. Sour cherry, black pepper, charred grapefruit, mouthwatering. game. Enjoyed!!

Man O' War Vineyards

Dreadnought Waiheke Island Syrah 2012

Mid to deep crimson in colour. Aromas of red berries, a little oak, a bunchie stalky note, spices including nutmeg and a dash of chocolate. Medium plus bodied quite northern Rhone in style more than SA. Not dissimilar to another excellent North Island Syrah as in Trinity Hill, Hawkes Bay. Very good, very tasty. From the unlikely destination of Waiheke Island which is in the middle of Auckland Harbour, which is massive in area compared to Sydney Harbour. One would think the rainfall might be a little high for quality viticulture but not so. Also when you think that one of the best new world Chardonnays in Kumeu River is made just to the north of Auckland. — 4 months ago

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@TheSkip Will be interested to see what you think.
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Been to Waiheke Island to visit Kennedy Point where they used to make outstanding Syrah (and other reds)
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@ESF Fun fact about Waiheke Island You might recall that Tiger Woods had a New Zealand caddy for many years. When Tiger got married and almost at the height of his popularity he had part of his honeymoon on Waiheke Island so I was told by locals. Great for the privacy - organised by the caddy.

Man O' War Vineyards

Ironclad Waiheke Island Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

Sharp taste. A little dry (the perfrct way). — 10 months ago

Rôtie Cellars

Southern Blend Red Rhone Blend 2016

After three unsuccessful Piemontese pulls to go with my Piemontese dish, I finally decided that the wine pairing gods were sending me a signal, so like Justice William O. Douglas, I went west, [not so] young man. And this Grenache-based blend was very nice. Nose had warm, mossy stones, warm kirsch, roasted herbs and campfire. Mouthfilling fruit on entry, but very quickly turns savory and minerally. A bit more tannic than previous vintages I’ve had of this wine. — 2 months ago

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Tapanappa

Wratton Bully Whalebone Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Franc 2008

Warm vintage, soft ripe fruit. Presents as young but very approachable with soft tannins, with liquorice and dark fruit prominent and tannins sitting in the background. An intriguing contrast to the Man O’ War blend alongside it. Very easy to enjoy but perhaps some element missing at this stage. — 4 months ago

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Krug

Brut Champagne Blend 2000

2000 is drinking insanely a la moment....... gentle reminder of why Krug is king. Perfect tug o war between opulence and linear focus. Sublime — 5 months ago

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Le Rocche Dei Barbari

Riserva Alivio Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2006

Lyle Fass
9.8

Wow. This stopped me in my tracks. Nose of chestnut, spice, tar, roses, no fruit. So deep. But this is just opened and I know this is gonna be mind bending in an hour or three. The florals are so crazy and man o man the beautiful high end tobacco and endless flowers is something to behold! Wow! So much spice and old library book with hints of freshly cleaned and a once used chimney and a freshly burned out fire. This nose is layered and so deep and keeps revealing itself. 9.7 on the nose. Palate is brilliant. Hints of opulence abound but this has daggers and angles for days with ridiculous freshness and finesse. Just incredible. Massive concentration and huge minerality. Velvety and substantial tannins and very long. Like one sip is a 3 minute experience. Explosive like nothing else. This is regal and the best Barbaresco I’ve had in years. What energy and freshness on the palate. No hard edges. Complex, deep and so concentrated. This has some slight brambly cherry fruit but if this is like the Primanebbia this will take 3 hours or longer for the fruit to be truly expressive. Long. Just so damn impressive.

Now after air this is just insane. This airiness one associated with whites wines. Palate has now insane mega fruit that is so juicy, so dense and so impressive you cannot believe all the tannin from the first hour has been transformed into gorgeous cherry fruit with insanely detailed silky tannins. Wow. So ethereal. 9.7 to 9.8.
— a year ago

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@Pablo Garcia just offerer for second time. Email me.
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