2016 Man O' War Dreadnought Waiheke Syrah

2016 Man O' War Dreadnought Waiheke Syrah

94 Points Richard Caro
2016 Man O' War Dreadnought Waiheke Syrah
94 Points Richard Caro

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An 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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Elsewhere up to $67.99 Save $6 $61.99 in mixed 6+ or $68.99 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

96/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim (2015 vintage)

"This is staggeringly rich and complex on the nose showing dark fruit, chocolate tart, black olive, cedar and truffle characters, followed by a concentrated palate that is both striking and refined. The wine offers compelling fruit power and purity, brilliantly supported by silky texture and opulent mouthfeel. $55.00. www.manowarvineyards.co.nz. May 2018." Drink 2018 - 2025

95/100 Bob Campbell MW (2015 vintage)

"Elegant, powerful and quite dense syrah, Bright berry, plum, red rose, black pepper and spicy oak are the dominant flavours in this complex and appealing wine. Sweet fruit flavours are restrained by ripe tannins. Accessible now but with obvious potential 16/10/2017." Drink 2017 - 2023

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Shiraz / Syrah

  • Colour


  • Region

    Auckland & Waiheke Island

  • Closure


  • Volume


  • Alcohol


  • Maturity

    2017 - 2025

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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