95 POINTS | Bob Campbell MW
95 POINTS | Cameron Douglas
Man O' War have set the quality benchmark for Waiheke wines higher with every vintage and their flagship Syrah is mind-bogglingly good.
Bob Campbell MW writes "Fermented using wild yeasts and some whole clusters. Deep, dense syrah that's jam-packed with many flavours including plum, dark berry, black pepper, a suggestion of violet, liquorice, leather and tar characters. A powerful, complex wine with a promising future."
Cameron Douglas writes "Immediately recognisable and seductive bouquet with aromas of black berry and raspberry, dark plums and black pepper. The aromas expand to include clove and cocoa, toasty wood and dark dry rocky soil impressions. On the palate - dry, weighty, firm textures from tannins, warming alcohol and an abundance of acidity. Fruit flavours reflect the palate led by dark raspberry and black cherry. Persistent and engaging throughout the palate, well made and ready."