Wine of the Week – Man O’War Dreadnought Syrah 2011 by Suzi Redmond
Man O’War Dreadnought Syrah: A fantastic winery located at the eastern end of Waiheke Island, this Rhone style Syrah (shiraz) from New Zealand was named after the first in a line of 20th century battleships. It has some age now but it is drinking beautifully.
On the nose this wine is packed with aromas of blueberries & pepper as well as earthy, leathery tones with some vegetal floral and savoury touches giving it the typical Rhone style essence.
On the palate this wine delivers a full yet structured body with fine gentle tannin. The pepper, leather and earthy tones flow onto the palate along with some over ripe red berries. This is a beautiful bottle that is in fine shape and a pleasure to taste.
You can easily enjoy this on its own on a quiet evening or with some game such as pigeon.
Man O’War Dreadnought Syrah is available from O’Brien’s Wines €35.49 Now €29.99