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Ironclad is named in honour of the 19th Century warships characterised by the iron armour bolted onto their wooden hulls, much as iron courses through the veins of our warm clay hillside vineyards.
18% Cab Sav, 30% Merlot, 39% Cab Franc, 6% Petit Verdot, 7% Malbec
25% New French Oak
|TA / PH / RS / ALC|
6.2 / 3.6 / 14.5%
Man O’ War has 45 different vineyards dedicated to the production of our Ironclad Bordeaux blend. Each vineyard is hand harvested and sorted in the winery into whole bunch and berry batches.
The ferments are carefully managed with twice daily plunging by hand and fermentation carried out by native yeast.
After an average of 30 days in vat the wines are gently pressed direct to barrel where they remain until blending. Once blending has been completed the wine stays in tank for 4 months before a light filtration to bottle.
On the nose you will find hints cassis from the Cab Sav followed by huge complex undertones of both blue and black fruits, crushed stone, chalk and wild thyme.
The Palate is concentrated with a supple texture, minerality and fine tannin's that will reward the consumer greatly.