2009 Man O' War "Dreadnought" Syrah Waiheke Island New Zealand (750ml)

2009 Man O' War "Dreadnought" Syrah Waiheke Island New Zealand (750ml)

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Wine Advocate

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2009 Dreadnought Syrah has intense baking spice and black pepper notes over ripe blackberry, kirsch plus some toasty oak, vanilla and anise. Very crisp in the mouth with a medium level of rounded tannins, this generously fruited, full bodied Syrah gives a long and slightly oaky finish. Consider drinking now through 2016. LPB (10/2011)

Jancis Robinson

Deep garnet. Unusual aroma – sweet fruit but very peppery too and a slight baked-fruit note as if there had been a lot of sun. Plenty of oak in evidence on the palate, over the rich fruit. A powerhouse of flavour, becoming more savoury on the finish. Impressive but I think it would be better with a little less oak. Great power and length. (JH) 17/20