MAN O' WAR MERLOT / CABERNET FRANC / MALBEC / CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2012

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MAN O' WAR MERLOT / CABERNET FRANC / MALBEC / CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2012 is available to buy in increments of 1
50% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 15% Malbec, 10% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon​
Winery notes (2014 Vintage)
"Deep garnet-purple in colour with lifted aromas of crushed red berries and darker cassis with hints of floral perfume, clove, Mediterranean herbs and cedar. The palate is vibrant with good concentration and supple approachable tannins. The 2014 Man O’ War Bordeaux exudes ripe red berry fruits, a hint of spice and a long persistent finish that is engaging in its youth but will reward careful cellaring for 3-5 years acidity."
5 Stars & 95/100 Bob Campbell MW, June 2016 (2014 Vintage)​
"Big, rich, dense and yet accessible red with masses of dark fruits, chocolate and coffee plus a seasoning of spicy oak. A deliciously drinkable red, with a backbone of sweet, ripe tannins. Great value at this price. Ageing: now to 2025. Food match: Cured venison, blackcurrant, gingerbread, hazelnut.
4 Stars Michael Cooper (2014 Vintage)
"The attractive 2014 vintage is a blend of Merlot (50 per cent), Cabernet Franc (20 per cent), Malbec (15 per cent), Petit Verdot (10 per cent) and Cabernet Sauvignon (5 per cent), matured in seasoned French oak casks. Deeply coloured, it's a youthful, fruit-driven wine with fresh, generous red-berry, plum, herb and spice flavours, showing a touch of complexity, and smooth, ripe tannins. Best drinking mid-2017+."
92/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, April 2017 (2014 Vintage)
"Fruit expressive and spicy at the same time, this flavoursome red offers cassis, dark plum, clove, cocoa and warm spice aromas on the nose. The palate is succulent and beautifully rounded with silky texture and polished tannins, finishing delectably long and smooth. At its best: now to 2019."
4 Stars & 17.5+/20 Raymond Chan, April 2017 (2014 Vintage)
"Very dark, deep, black-red colour, a little lighter on the rim with garnet hues. This has a full nose with a firm core of blackcurrants, black plums and cassis intermixed with subtle notes of dark herbs and blackcurrant leaf, and soft, earthy nuances. Medium-full bodied, the palate features up-front flavours with a deep core showing blackcurrants and black berried fruit, with plums, dark herbs and subtle leaf nuances. The palate has plenty of weight and presence, with fine-grained, accessible tannins providing a fine-textured line. The mouthfeel is fresh with lacy acidity, and the wine carries with good energy to a long, elegant finish of blackcurrants, plums and herbs. This is an up-front Merlot-based blend with a deep core of blackcurrant, plum and herb flavours with a fine, accessible structure and fresh mouthfeel. Match with lamb and beef dishes over the next 6-7+ years. A blend of 50% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 15% Malbec, 10% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, the fruit hand-picked and indigenous yeast fermented to 14.5% alc., the wine spending 30 days on skins and aged 18 months in seasoned oak."


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