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Man O' War Dreadnought Syrah

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The Dreadnought Syrah sounds a little intimidating but we believe it sums up the power and precision of this wine. This pure Shiraz is grown on some of the steepest vines on Waiheke Island in New Zealand. This is a fragrant and wild style of Shiraz made in an old world style imbued with white pepper and spice, some savoury game characters and nicely ripe tannins and a rich, soft palate of spice with incredible line and length.

Winemaker's Notes

The 2012 Dreadnought has an abundance of sweet fruit, black pepper and savoury gamey notes which are typical of the style. The palate is elegant with supple fruit, vibrant acidity and a large presence of fine grained tannins emulating the structure of classical Northern Rhone. Stylish, finely balanced and rewarding in its youth we see the 2012 Dreadnought developing gracefully in age as the fine boned structure becomes more apparent and great complexity ensues.

The first in a line of early 20th century battleships bestowed with the motto “fear god and dreadnought” and embodying a supreme combination of speed and power, Dreadnought denotes our steepest and most breathtaking hillside Syrah vineyards.

This wine is bottled and protected under screw cap as we believe it is the best closure for quality wine.

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Man O' War Dreadnought Syrah

Expert Reviews

Nick Stock (2008 Vintage) says
A syrah from Auckland's glamour island, this has a wealth of meaty complexity - maybe too much for some. There's a spicy oak overlay and an earthy side too, and a wild edge to the dark-berry fruits. The palate's meaty and quite burly, with plenty of spice, some anise and a nicely sheeted tannin presence. The flavours run from greener elements to plum and garrigue herbs. Chewy finish.
2013
The Good Wine Guide
Michael Cooper (2008 Vintage) says
2009 - 2011
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
Michael Cooper (2007 Vintage) says
Grown on Waiheke Island and matured in French oak barriques (50 per cent new), the 2007 vintage is full-coloured, sweet-fruited and lush, with substantial body and strong, spicy, slightly nutty flavours, showing good complexity.
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines

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