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Man O' War Ironclad Bordeaux Blend 2012


Man O' War Ironclad is named in honour of the 19th Century warships characterised by the iron armour bolted onto their wooden hulls, much as iron courses through the veins of the estates warm clay hillside vineyards.

Ironclad is a red Bordeaux Blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Man O' War has 45 different vineyard sites dedicated to Bordeaux grape varieties and each vineyard is meticulously sorted in the vineyard by hand harvesting and double sorted in the winery by both bunch and berry.

Each vineyard is kept separate from vineyard to barrel with the final blend carefully selected from the 45 different parcels the following year. After blending the wine is left in tank for a further 4 months prior to bottling with light filtration.

Full of sweet ripe fruit with lifted aromas of crushed red berries and darker cassis, hints of floral perfume with tobacco and cedar. The palate is vibrant, exuding ripe fruit and a rich texture finishing with supple fine grained tannins. This wine is bottled and protected under screw cap as the team at Man O' War believe it is the best closure for quality wine.