Man O’ War Waiheke Island Releases from 2014 – 2011

Wines of different varieties and styles, from different vintages will develop and evolve at their own speed, making their marketing and release difficult. In an ideal world, all the wines from one vintage would be marketed more efficiently if they were released at the same time, with the onus on the buyer and consumer to decide the optimum time to open them. If a wine needs further bottle age, then it’s up to the customer to do so in this scenario. A number of winegrowers prefer to release their wines at a time when the wines are showing well, having aged to a stage when they can be appreciated properly. Here, I review a selection of Man O’ War wines, white and red, from the ‘Estate’ and ‘Flagship’ ranges over vintages from 2014 to 2011. They have been deemed ready for release now.


  • Man O’ War Waiheke Island Sauvignon Blanc 2014
  • Man O’ War Waiheke Island Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
  • Man O’ War ‘Gravestone’ Waiheke Island Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon 2013
  • Man O’ War ‘Valhalla’ Waiheke Island Chardonnay 2011
  • Man O’ War ‘Dreadnought’ Waiheke Island Syrah 2012
  • Man O’ War ‘Exiled’ Ponui Island Pinot Gris 2014

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