Obsidian 2016 ‘Estate’ Syrah, ‘Reserve’ Chardonnay 2017, Viognier 2015, ‘Mayor’ 2016 and ‘Obsidian’ 2014


Since the Obsidian Wines in Onetangi was established in 1993, the label has offered benchmark Waiheke Island wines at a relatively affordable price. With Alan and Bev Wiltshire, who were shareholders since 2004, taking over ownership in 2015, this philosophy has continued, with Michael Wood, winemaker since 2005, working with viticulturist Tim Adams to produce around 4,000 cases of wine from 9 ha of vines annually. The wines are presented in two tiers, the ‘Estate’ range and the ‘Reserve’ wines which has ‘The Obsidian’ Bordeaux-variety blend as the flagship. Here, I review the 2016 ‘Estate’ Syrah, ‘Reserve’ 2017 Chardonnay and 2015 Viognier, plus 2016 ‘The Mayor’ Cabernet Franc based red and 2014 ‘The Obsidian’ Cabernet Sauvignon based red. www.obsidian.co.nz


  • Obsidian ‘Estate’ Waiheke Island Syrah 2016
  • Obsidian ‘Estate’ Waiheke Island Chardonnay 2017
  • Obsidian ‘Reserve’ Waiheke Island Viognier 2015
  • Obsidian ‘Reserve’ ‘The Mayor’ Waiheke Island 2016
  • Obsidian ‘Reserve’ ‘The Obsidian’ Waiheke Island 2014

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