MAN O' WAR GRAVESTONE SAUVIGNON BLANC / SÉMILLON 2013

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MAN O' WAR GRAVESTONE SAUVIGNON BLANC / SÉMILLON 2013 is available to buy in increments of 1
New Zealand White Trophy & Gold Medal​ - International Wine Challenge
Gold Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards 2015
75% Sauvignon Blanc & 25% Semillon
5 Stars & 95/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, February 2015 (2013 Vintage)
"There are many examples of alternative sauvignons, but few do it extremely well. This is one of the best. A wonderful rendition of Bordeaux-style, the complex bouquet shows lime zest, stone fruit, flint and spicy oak characters, followed by a concentrated palate that is powerful and generous while remaining focused and linear. It is engaging, stylish and outrageously good. At its best: now to 2023."
5 Stars & 19.0-/20 Raymond Chan, February 2015 (2013 Vintage)
"Brilliant, even, pale straw-yellow colour with a light edge. This has a fresh and intensely concentrated and elegantly presented bouquet of ripe nectarine and greengage fruit that unfolds cut-grass, lantana, waxy gooseberry fruit and flinty, mineral detail. The aromatics are lifted and add a white floral edge. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is refined with delicately luscious, succulent and ripe fruit flavours of green stonefruits, tropical fruit, cut grass and minerals. Ethereal flint and smoke nuances unfold. The palate follows a very fine-textured line with thirst-quenching, lacy acidity. This is stylish and poised with the acid cut and fruit sweetness in excellent balance, and the wine carries to a very long finish of green stonefruits. This is an elegant and finely concentrated, succulent and detailed oak-influenced Sauvignon Blanc. Serve with seafood, herb-marinated poultry and Pacific Rim fare over the next 3+ years. 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Semillon, the Sauvignon one-third fermented in tank and the remainder cloudy by indigenous yeasts in puncheons, the Semillon fermented in seasoned barriques to 14.0% alc. and dryness. The wine was aged on lees in predominantly seasoned oak with 2% of the wine in acacia wood."
4 1/2 Stars Michael Cooper (2013 Vintage)
"The 2013 vintage is a youthful, very age-worthy blend of Sauvignon Blanc (70 per cent) and Sémillon (30 per cent), grown at the eastern end of Waiheke Island and partly barrel-fermented. Mouthfilling, with fresh, ripely herbaceous flavours, a hint of toasty oak, and excellent concentration, drive and complexity, it should be at its best mid-2016+."
93/100 James Suckling, March 2015 (2013 Vintage)
"A terrific take on the Bordeaux blanc style with a nicely judged oak component adding nutty savory notes to the bright pure citrus and stone fruit aromas. The palate's smooth and supple, really even and juicy, with terrific composure. Lemon and nectarine flavors run long; handy balance. Drink now.​"
Decanter (2013 Vintage)
"Highly appealing bouquet with a lush layer of waxy citrus Semillon coming through strongly, partnered by wet stones, smoke, grass and a tropical edging. Textured and concentrated, lime juice races through the vivacious, crunchy palate, with an added layer of oak spice on the finish.​"


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