Man Vinters

MAN Family Wines

Free-run Steen Coastal Region Chenin Blanc

Bright and acidic. Hints of grassy notes. Easy to drink — 6 days ago

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. — a month ago

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@TheSkip Will be interested to see what you think.


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.

Jean François Ganevat

J'en Veux Encore !!! Gamay Trousseau 2018

Man this is good! Nose of barnyard funk, white pepper, cinnamon, allllll the red fruit. Very well balanced on the palate, crunchy red fruit, med+ acidity, soft tannins. Such a fun wine that puts a smile on your face! — 4 days ago

Blue Rock

Baby Blue Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

I was browsing on the Meritage aisle, and this was recommended to me by a cutie old man at my local store, and I couldn’t say no☺️ Thankfully it’s decent! — 7 days ago

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Robert Foley Vineyards

Napa Valley Merlot 2014

Attention cab lovers, this bottle is for you. It represents all that California merlot can and should be. Big, bold, tastefully oaked, complex with strong tannins and a hearty finish. Fruit-driven, this bottle is strong enough for a man, but beautifully balanced just for this woman. Cheers! — 12 days ago

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Domaine Fontaine du Clos

Confidences Côtes-du-Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2016

Man the reviews sucked. I liked it. Very rarely do I taste tobacco and dark fruits but here I did. Nice. — 20 days ago

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François Pinon

Brut Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2017

Love this but fucking dial down the bubbles. Aggressive bubbles. The type that make you belch. Maybe it’s my tiny body frame but man, bubbles don’t have to be so macho — 19 days ago

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Myriad Cellars

Halcon Vineyard Syrah 2018

This is definitely young, but man is it a beauty from my favorite vineyard in the myriad Syrah lineup . Going to really be something in 2-3 years, IMO. — 10 days ago

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Domaine Méo-Camuzet

Aux Boudots Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2007

Oh man. So I tasted this, totally thought it could be corked or at least flawed. It was musty and muted. But since it was a BYO across country it is what it is so I waited. Total 180. Completely blossomed into what was a superb showing featuring weightless intensity and true elegance. The more delicate 2007 vintage is a terrific match for the more heavy handed style of Meo Camuzet. — 7 days ago

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Giacosa Fratelli

Riserva Barbaresco Nebbiolo 1970

Drunk review 2: Okay, I had this the other night, but this bottle is better. Super fruity. The first glass was like, “man, this tastes old”, but by the second glass it has opened in a light, open, floral wine with light spices like pepper. I imagine this is what Italy tasted like before social media, when it was still mysterious, old, and foreign. I would pair while petting an elegant, but old dog. Like a greyhound or a Irish wolfhound. — 14 days ago

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