2017 Man O' War Valkyrie: A Bold and Intense Red Wine from New Zealand
If you're looking for a bold and intense red wine that will make a statement, you can't go wrong with the 2017 Man O' War Valkyrie. This wine is produced by the Man O' War Vineyards, located on New Zealand's stunning Waiheke Island.
The 2017 Man O' War Valkyrie is a blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, and Petit Verdot, four grape varieties that are known for producing complex and full-bodied red wines. The grapes for this wine were carefully selected from the best parcels of the vineyard, which were planted on rocky soils that add minerality and depth to the flavor profile.
On the nose, the 2017 Man O' War Valkyrie displays intense aromas of blackberry, black cherry, and spice, with a hint of vanilla and oak from the 16 months it spent in French oak barrels. On the palate, this wine is powerful and concentrated, with flavors of dark fruit, tobacco, and espresso. The wine has a long, lingering finish with firm tannins that will continue to evolve over time.
The 2017 Man O' War Valkyrie is a wine that will pair well with a range of hearty dishes, including steak, lamb, and game. It is also an excellent addition to any wine enthusiast's collection, as it has received numerous accolades, including a score of 94 points from James Suckling.