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Iona One Man Band Red 2008 750ML 2008
Sku: 95109
The maiden 2008 One Man Band comes from handpicked Syrah that forms around 80% of the blend, augmented by Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Mourvedre. Matured in 25% new oak for between ...more
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Country: South Africa
Region: Overberg
Sub-Region: Elgin
Grape Varietal: Non-Varietal Red Blend
Type: Still wine
 
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This cool climate red pairs fresh and intense notesof spice and small game with ripe notes of dark cherries and blackberries. Backed by vibrant acidity and firm tannins this is approachable now but is suitable for cellaring for at least 10 years.
Wine Advocate 91 points - The maiden 2008 One Man Band comes from handpicked Syrah that forms around 80% of the blend, augmented by Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Mourvedre. Matured in 25% new oak for between 12 and 18 months, it is intended to represent the best of the estate. Almost inky in color, it is bridled with a pure, well-delineated floral bouquet with violet-tinged black cherry and blueberry fruit. The palate is nicely balanced with succulent rounded tannins counterpoised by a fine thread of acidity. Despite a couple of years in bottle it is still surprisingly backward and probably merits another couple of years in the cellar. Excellent. Drink 2015-2023.

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The maiden 2008 One Man Band comes from handpicked Syrah that forms around 80% of the blend, augmented by Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Mourvedre. Matured in 25% new oak for between 12 and 18 months, it is intended to represent the best of the estate. Almost inky in color, it is bridled with a pure, well-delineated floral bouquet with violet-tinged black cherry and blueberry fruit. The palate is nicely balanced with succulent rounded tannins counterpoised by a fine thread of acidity.
Technical notes
Estate Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Mourvedre and a touch of Viognier, were blended to produce a sleek and sophisticated wine that highlights the best of the red wines Iona produces. The grapes were hand-picked, destemmed and sorted again on a vibrating table. Vinification is traditional extraction was achieved via regular pumpovers followed by punch downs of the cap. The wine completed its malolactic in tank, aged for 12-18 months in French oak barrels (25% new) and was racked 2-3 times before bottling.

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The wines of Iona come from a dramatically unique site in the Cape Winelands. The vineyards are on a mountain plateau 420 metres above sea level, surrounded by the Kogelberg Nature Reserve, and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. In a country where cool sites are precious, these vineyards are like gold the grapes ripening up to two months later than other Cape vineyards and in perfect balance. Iona is South Africa’s coolest vineyard site. Andrew Gunn and family acquired this beautiful, but run-down apple farm in 1997. It was renamed ”IONA” after the remote, spiritual island off the west coast of Scotland. We Gunns can trace our ancestry to the Vikings that landed in Scotland in the 900s, hence the Viking longboat emblem on our labels. Since our first release in 2001, the wines of Iona have quickly made a name as being among the finest in the world. We invite you to visit our mountain vineyards or browse the site for further information, contact details and orders. If you would like to know where to find our wines please check our Agents or call us for restaurant listings in South Africa.