The newest Flagship wine in the Man O' War stable, its debut vintage was in 2012 and it represents more of a Northern Rhone take on their famous Dreadnought, with lower alcohol and more peppery aromatics. An intriguing and seductive wine, it's gamey and classical in style, the ultimate food wine from a very strong vintage. On the nose subtle notes of pencil shavings, cracked pepper, leather and cured meat, with notes of violet and plum. On the palate silky smooth, spicy and elegant with liquorice, black pepper and anise, it's a delicate and glorious expression of the cool climate style NZ Syrah is making global waves with. Finely grained and peppery, it's a modern NZ classic in the making.