Ironclad Bordeaux Blend
Waiheke Island

Ironclad Bordeaux Blend

Tasting Notes 

Dark black and red berry fruits, graphite, new leather, smoke, spice, and the smell of the sea.

The 2021 is a very hedonistic wine  - seemingly fruit forward and rich but there are layers of complexity that revel themselves as you journey through the bottle.  

A wine that will cellar incredibly well.

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Winemaking

Vintage 2021 was exceptional with moderate crops enjoying long periods of dry weather with occasional rainfall to keep the vine canopy in good condition for a long ripening into late Autumn. As always, the vineyards are dry farmed, hand harvested and each parcel fermented and aged separately for an extended period, 30 days in vat and 2 years in barrel.


Reviews and Accolades

The Real Review, Bob Campbell MW: 96/100


A blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Silken smooth red with appealing depth and density, together with impressive complexity. Chocolate/mocha, liquorice, dark berry and mocha flavours