MAN O' WAR IRONCLAD MERLOT / CABERNET FRANC / MALBEC / CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2011

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MAN O' WAR IRONCLAD MERLOT / CABERNET FRANC / MALBEC / CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2011 is available to buy in increments of 1
44% Merlot, 27% Cabernet Franc, 11% Malbec, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon & 7% Petit Verdot
Winery notes (2011 Vintage)
"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 our warm clay hillside vineyards.

Predominantly Merlot and Cabernet franc, the nose has aromas of sweet ripe fruit with lifted aromas of crushed red berries and darker cassis with hints of floral perfume from the Malbec and Petit Verdot with a flourish of tobacco and cedar from the Cabernet Sauvignon. The palate is vibrant, exuding ripe fruit and a rich texture finishing with supple fine grained tannins. The 2011 Ironclad shows great fruit accessibility with a powerful structure coated in luxuriant fruit,supple yet powerful. It is an engaging wine in its youth that will reward patient cellaring revealing a refined structure and greater complexity with age."
5 Stars & 95/100 Bob Campbell MW (2011 Vintage)
"​Dense, generously proportioned red with intense dried fruit/fruit cake flavours with some chocolate and spicy oak. Powerful and complex Bordeaux blend with impressive complexity. Surprisingly accessible now but will age superbly."
4 Stars & 18.0+/20 Raymond Chan, April 2017 (2011 Vintage)
"​Very dark, deep, black-red colour with garnet hues, a little lighter on the rim. The bouquet is elegantly proportioned with concentrated and intense aromas of blackcurrants and blackberries along with cassis liqueur, fragrant dark herbs and black minerals, unfolding savoury, secondary earth and tobacco notes. Medium-full bodied and elegantly presented on the palate, the flavours of blackcurrants and blackberries are refined and intense. Subtle cassis and savoury herb notes unfold, revealing tobacco, earthy and minerally, savoury secondary complexities. The mouthfeel is lively with fresh acidity enhancing the fresh herb elements, and the fruit is underlined by fine-grained, flowery tannins. The wine carries with brightness and liveliness to a light, nuanced finish of blackcurrants and herbs. This is an elegantly concentrated, fine-grained Merlot-based blend with blackcurrant, blackberry and herb flavours along with some secondary earthy notes on a fresh, lively palate. Match with herb=marinated lamb, beef and venison dishes, and semi-hard cheeses over the next 6-8 years. A blend of predominantly Merlot and Cabernet Franc with Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, fermented to 14.5% alc., the wine aged 22 months in 35% new French oak."


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