2019 Man O' War Exiled Waiheke Island Pinot Gris

2019 Man O' War Exiled Waiheke Island Pinot Gris

93 Points Bob Campbell MW
2019 Man O' War Exiled Waiheke Island Pinot Gris
93 Points Bob Campbell MW

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This wine is a quiet legend. Once people try it, they usually go back. This may be because it is so distinctive, with lush stone fruit against fresh acidity along with an oily-mineral character/texture. Partly from one of New Zealand's strangest vineyards — on the tiny island of Ponui, just off the coast of Waiheke — this wine is packed with interest and X factor.

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$27.99 in mixed 6+ or $31.99 per bottle



Pinot Gris

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

93/100 Bob Campbell MW

"Powerful wine from grapes grown on two islands with ripe pear, honey, root ginger, musk and grapefruit marmalade flavours. A strong sweet-and-sour influence creates energy and tension giving the wine a dynamic dimension. 05 MAR 2020." Drink 2020 - 2025

92/100 Cameron Douglas MS

"Ripe, fruity and immediately engaging with aromas of spicy, sweet white flesh fruits, lemon and honey moments, salty sea air and stony clay suggestions. On the palate - lovely texture, balance and length with flavours that mirror the nose, crisp acidity adds length as well as freshness. A lovely example in an off-dry style." Drink 2020 - 2022

95/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim (2017 vintage)

"Powerful and sumptuous, this is reminiscent of a top-notch Alsace pinot gris. Gorgeous aromas of baked pear, mango, honey, warm spice and potpourri lead to a concentrated palate that is plush and delicious. It is wonderfully textured and magnificently fruited, brilliantly enhanced by elegant sweetness and juicy acidity, finishing persistent and creamy. Grapes were grown on their estate vineyards in Waiheke and Ponui Islands. Style: Medium. May 2018."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Pinot Gris

  • Colour


  • Region

    Auckland & Waiheke Island

  • Closure


  • Volume


  • Alcohol


  • Maturity

    2020 - 2025

This Wine Goes Well With




Delivery & Returns

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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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