Man O' War Vineyards

Ironclad Waiheke Island Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.135 ratings
9.04 pro ratings
Waiheke Island, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Jimmy Smith

Director, West and North London Wine School

9.1

Ironclad 10: quote a lot of red fruits, plummy, cherry, sous Bois, autumnal notes, leather. Quite juicy, very elegant, good acids, plum, cherry, and only a smudge of mineral, gravel, oak cedAr finish

Ironclad 10: quote a lot of red fruits, plummy, cherry, sous Bois, autumnal notes, leather. Quite juicy, very elegant, good acids, plum, cherry, and only a smudge of mineral, gravel, oak cedAr finish

Jul 2nd, 2015
Jimmy Smith

Director, West and North London Wine School

9.1

Ironclad 10: quote a lot of red fruits, plummy, cherry, sous Bois, autumnal notes, leather. Quite juicy, very elegant, good acids, plum, cherry, and only a smudge of mineral, gravel, oak cedAr finish. Very good style

Ironclad 10: quote a lot of red fruits, plummy, cherry, sous Bois, autumnal notes, leather. Quite juicy, very elegant, good acids, plum, cherry, and only a smudge of mineral, gravel, oak cedAr finish. Very good style

Jun 18th, 2015
Matté

Manager The Wine Cellars

8.8

Spicy bramble fruits leaning more towards blackberry. There is a great mix of blackcurrant pastel and sweet meats and a touch of iron ore. Palate is more about structure than fruit which is dark and quite austere, strong mineral finish.

Spicy bramble fruits leaning more towards blackberry. There is a great mix of blackcurrant pastel and sweet meats and a touch of iron ore. Palate is more about structure than fruit which is dark and quite austere, strong mineral finish.

Feb 4th, 2015
Jeremy Pollard

Cigar box, blackberry, tight core of black fruit and firm tannin. Cool climate elegance. Delicious.

Cigar box, blackberry, tight core of black fruit and firm tannin. Cool climate elegance. Delicious.

Apr 22nd, 2018
Sue Cardwell

Vegetale, slightly rough on the tongue

Vegetale, slightly rough on the tongue

Jun 11th, 2017
Alec Jeffery

Big, ripe Bordeaux blend with Cab Franc dominant. Nose still closed, could do with a little more structure, improved over three days.

Big, ripe Bordeaux blend with Cab Franc dominant. Nose still closed, could do with a little more structure, improved over three days.

Nov 13th, 2016
Diederik Sjardijn

Brilliant!

Brilliant!

May 28th, 2016
Philip Faure

Beautiful cab notes

Beautiful cab notes

Mar 24th, 2016
Juel Mahoney

This has a fine structure for a Bordeaux blend with a touch of Malbec. Plenty of bold flavours- blackberry, currants and light new leather. Touch of alcohol on finish. Would like to see this with some age

This has a fine structure for a Bordeaux blend with a touch of Malbec. Plenty of bold flavours- blackberry, currants and light new leather. Touch of alcohol on finish. Would like to see this with some age

Feb 2nd, 2016
J. Xiang

dry plum, dark chocolate, cinnamon, woody, BBQ sauce, cider, eucalyptus, black pepper, newspaper

Coarse tannin rush into mouth
Vegetal & smoky long finish

dry plum, dark chocolate, cinnamon, woody, BBQ sauce, cider, eucalyptus, black pepper, newspaper

Coarse tannin rush into mouth
Vegetal & smoky long finish

Sep 11th, 2015