Man O’ War Dreadnought Syrah

Dreadfully classy Syrah!

Man O’ War Dreadnought Syrah

2018, Waiheke Island New Zealand
  • 95/100 & Top Rank (Bob Campbell MW) - "Rich, intense and classy syrah"
  • "Fear God & dread nought" - the motto of the HMS Dreadnought, the world's most powerful battleship!
  • From the steep hillside vineyards on the eastern end of Waiheke Island
  • Aged 18 months in oak before release
  • RRP $69.99

    $49.99

    “Fear god and dread nought” – an intimidating line to pull out next time you’re playing battleships. This was actually the motto of the HMS Dreadnought, launched in 1906, which at the time was the world’s most powerful battleship ever built!

    From the steep hillside vineyards of Man O’ War on the eastern end of Waiheke Island, this impresses every year and fast becoming one of Aotearoa’s most iconic Syrah labels. The 2018 release is here and in the words of the MOW crew she’s a “classical Northern Rhone Syrah. Stylish and finely balanced this wine is beautiful now and will benefit from ‘splashy’ decanting prior to drinking upon release.”

    Scoring a whopping 95/100 and a Top Rank award by Bob Campbell MW, Bob called this “Rich, intense and classy syrah with plum, dark berry, five-spice, chocolate-mocha and nutty oak flavours. A robust yet stylish wine, with a solid backbone of ripe tannins suggesting good cellaring potential.”

    Splashy decanting?! Far out, you ought to be dreading splashing a drop of this stuff. As always this is first class and a wine we’d highly recommend pairing with wild game dishes or a cut of fine Kiwi lamb.

    The Lowdown: 14% alc / 750ml / Screwcap
    The Real Review – Top Rank
    Bob Campbell MW – 5 Stars
    Browse Wine | Red | Syrah | 2018 | Man O' War

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