FIVE STARS 95/100 | Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review
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 2020 Ironclad is classically aromatic with cassis and dark berry fruits, lifted floral and spice with a nice earthy note. The palate is concentrated with clear ripeness framed by robust tannins with a beautiful fresh vibrancy. Ironclad 2020 comes from an exceptional vintage and is clearly a wine with enormous potential."