Ironclad is made up of carefully selected parcels of grapes from across the Man O War vineyards. This is a blend of predominantly cabernet franc and merlot with cabernet sauvignon and petit verdot thrown in the mix too. This is a serious, savoury wine with layers of flavours in the dark berry spectrum. Simply world class.
The winery writes "The Ironclad 2018 is predominantly Cabernet Franc and Merlot supported by Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The nose is a mixture of red and black fruit with pencil lead and sous-bois and a hint of incense. The palate is medium bodied with a ferrous grip that knots together with some excellent acidity. The flavours are more of the black fruit with some attractive herbal notes highlighting the Cabernet Franc."