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Man O' War Red Gift Box

  • Wine Gift Box
  • New Zealand, 750ml
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A mouth-watering red wine Gift Box from one of Waiheke Island's most well-known wineries. This box includes one Dreadnought Syrah and one Ironclad Bordeaux Blend. Bound to impress. Premium Packaging is charged separately and for convenience is automatically added to Your Cart (can be removed at checkout).

DREADNOUGHT:

If you know Dreadnought then this is a pretty classic edition, gifted in the savoury elements with blue and black fruits, crushed flowers, graphite, a touch of liquorice and an earthy smoky lift. The palate is very classical with medium weight. Some sweet fruit will be evident in its youth but there is a long lean frame underneath. The tannins are influenced by stem inclusion which gives a fresh sappy introduction to the more robust seed and oak tannin. An excellent vintage and a wine to treasure.

  • Winery: Man O' War
  • Varietal: Syrah
  • Region: Waiheke Island, New Zealand
  • Vintage: 2019
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Closure: Screwcap
  • Other: Sustainable winegrowing
  • Food match: Lamb roast, beef, game meat, pork & pepperoni; tuna & salmon; pizza; BBQ & heavy red sauces; bleu-veined cheeses

    IRONCLAD:

    This outstanding Ironclad Bordeaux style blend is classically aromatic with cassis and dark berry fruits, lifted floral and spice with a nice earthy note. The palate is concentrated with clear ripeness framed by robust tannins with a beautiful fresh vibrancy.

    • Winery: Man O' War
    • Varietal: Merlot 53%, Cabernet Franc 26%, Petit Verdot 17%, Cabernet Sauvignon 4%
    • Region: Waiheke Island, New Zealand
    • Vintage: 2020
    • Alcohol: 15.32%
    • Volume: 750ml
    • Closure: Screwcap
    • Other: Sustainable winegrowing
    • Food pairing: Grilled beef, lamb, pork & chicken; burgers; pasta with tomato-based sauces; garlic & mushrooms; mild-medium cheeses

        You can leave a personal message for the receiver at checkout and we will print it out onto a branded card and include inside the box.

        Don't forget you can pick & mix your own gift box or add to this gift box if you wish. Simply add the wines and/or spirits you want included in your gift box to your Cart and we'll do the rest.

        The Man O’ War story begins with a special piece of land rich in history. Located at the eastern end of Waiheke Island, Man O’ War is a stunning array of coastal hillsides with high cliffs and pristine beaches forming a ruggedly beautiful coastline.

        It was along this coastline that Captain James Cook came to anchor during his first voyage around the islands of New Zealand in 1769. Upon sighting the ancient stands of magnificent Kauri trees ashore, Cook noted in his journals that they would make ideal masts for the Man O’ War warships of the Royal Navy. Thus the name Man O’ War was bestowed upon this unique land.

        Over two hundred years after Cook first sighted Man O’ War, and convinced that world class wine could be grown here we began planting our first vines in 1993. Today, Man O’ War consists of 150 acres of vines planted in 76 individual hillside blocks, each with a distinct soil profile and micro climate.

        Every single block bears the footprints, and sometimes the names, of those who transformed Man O’ War’s rugged hillsides into a spectacular patchwork of vines. Each block has been meticulously designed with different rootstocks, clones and planting densities to best match the specific terroir on offer.

        Driven by this blueprint, Man O' War's white varieties have been carefully placed high on the exposed volcanic hilltops of Man O’ War so that they benefit from cooling sea breezes, extending their growing season and giving them great concentration and minerality. While their red varieties are draped down precipitously steep sheltered clay hillsides enjoying the heat and drainage provided, promoting serious intensity and depth.

        For over a hundred years, generations of the Spencer family have sailed past the Eastern End of Waiheke Island admiring its spectacular natural beauty and rugged coastline.

        With the desire to protect and enhance this treasured piece of land, their family progressively purchased the four contiguous farms that now form Man O’ War Station through the early 1980’s.

        As that decade progressed and we became witness to the world class wines being grown on Waiheke by Stephen White at Stonyridge and the Goldwaters, the family decided to join the fray and began to develop what they believe has now become one of New Zealand’s great vineyards and the basis of a family wine business for generations to come.

        DREADNOUGHT:

        • 95/100 Points - Bob Campbell MW (2019 vintage)
        • 94/100 Points - Cameron Douglas MS (2019 vintage)
        • 17.5/20 Points - Richard Hemming MW, Jancis Robinson (2018 vintage)
        • 95/100 Points - Bob Campbell MW (2017 vintage)
        • 95/100 Points - Cameron Douglas MS (2017 vintage)

          IRONCLAD:

          • 95/100 Points - Bob Campbell (2020 vintage)
          • 16+/20 Points - Jancis Robinson (2020 vintage)
          • 93/100 Points - Cameron Douglas (2019 vintage)
          • 93/100 Points - Bob Campbell (2019 vintage)
          • 93/100 Points - Cameron Douglas MS (2018 vintage)
          • 93/100 Points - Bob Campbell MW (2018 vintage)
          • 93/100 Points - Cameron Douglas MS (2017 vintage)
          • 93/100 Points - Bob Campbell MW (2017 vintage)
          • 95/100 Points - Richard Caro (2016 vintage)
          • 95/100 Points - James Suckling   (2015 vintage)
          • 96/100 Points - Bob Campbell MW (2014 vintage)


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