2015 Man O' War Dreadnought Waiheke Island Syrah

2015 Man O' War Dreadnought Waiheke Island Syrah

93 Points Richard Caro
2015 Man O' War Dreadnought Waiheke Island Syrah
93 Points Richard Caro

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A icon of Waiheke Syrah from the local experts. As always with Man O' War it is 'velvet glove' power, with concentrated and expressive flavours that flow with elegance and layering, breadth and finesse. Game and earthy spice compliment ripe red and black fruits in this rich yet refined example of age-worthy, food-oriented Kiwi Syrah.

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$50.99 in mixed 6+ or $56.99 per bottle




Its Origins

First planted in 1993, at the eastern end of Waiheke Island, Man O’ War consists of 150 acres of vines planted in 76 individual hillside blocks, each with a distinct soil profile and microclimate.
 Every single block bears the footprints, and sometimes the names, of those who transformed Man O’ War’s rugged hillsides into a spectacular patchwork of vines. Helmed by winemaker Duncan McTavish and vineyard manager Matt Allen, the wines represent a legacy of preservation and great respect for the land and its history.

What The Critics Say

95/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim (2015 vintage)

"A spectacular expression of the variety, this is impressively ripe and gratifying, exhibiting mixed berry compote, mocha, dried flower and toasted hazelnut characters on the nose. The palate is equally satisfying with delectable fruit flavours and seductive oak complexity, wonderfully enhanced by velvety mouthfeel and supple tannins. The wine is powerful and graceful at the same time, and flows seamlessly to a lingering delicious finish. At its best: now to 2022. $55.00. www.manowarvineyards.co.nz. April 2017." Drink 2017 - 2022

94/100 Bob Campbell MW (2015 vintage)

"Moderately dense syrah with raspberry, cranberry, violet, dried herb, pepper, old leather and spice/anise flavours. A core of sweet fruit is balanced by peppery tannins. An elegant rather than a blockbuster wine with obvious power. 4/5/2016" Drink 2016 - 2028

18/20 JancisRobinson.com (2013 vintage)

"Awesome ripe cherry liqueur then an enticing pepper and blackberry note. Wonderful spiciness. Fully loaded and absolutely tremendous typicality. 5% whole cluster fermentation.(RH)"

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Shiraz / Syrah

  • Colour


  • Region

    Auckland & Waiheke Island

  • Closure


  • Volume


This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME



Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.


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