Tipple of the Month: Man O’ War Ironclad Bordeaux Blend

June 8, 2019


Man O’ War is no stranger to awards and the winery has made a serious impression on Bob Campbell ONZM MW, who has recently rated Man O’ War Valhalla Chardonnay 5 stars, with a score of 95/100 and a number 1 ranking out of 24 ‘2018’ New Zealand chardonnays. The Ironclad Bordeaux Blend received 5 stars, 96/100 and ranked #1 merlot blend from Waiheke and finally, the Bellerophon 2016 Syrah also rated 5 stars 95/100 and is in the top 10 Syrah’s currently produced in New Zealand.

Any of these Waiheke winners are sure to be an impressive drop, but as the weather cools, we’re eyeing up a glass of the Ironclad Bordeaux Blend. Rich in red and black berry fruits with oriental spices and classic, earthy notes, this bold, yet soft wine would be truly fantastic teamed with a hearty, slow cooked meal or a decadent, rich chocolate dessert.