Obsidian ‘The Obsidian’ Waiheke Island 2012

Blended Red from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 30-Nov-2015
Dark, deep, ruby-red colour with lighter garnet hues on the rim. The nose is full and voluminous, and densely packed with complex layered aromas of dark red berry fruits, savoury dark plums, cedar, spicy oak, tobacco, earth and undergrowth secondary notes. Medium-full bodied, the palate is gently concentrated, building in mouthfeel and flavours of savoury red berry and plum fruit with secondary tobacco, earth and dried herb notes melded with cedary oak. The fruit is rich and supported by fine, grainy structure and extraction, with integrated acidity. This has depth and density and carries to a fulsome, solid finish. This is a fulsome, well-structured, complex-flavoured Bordeaux-styled blend beginning to show savoury secondary interest. Match with slow-cooked game meat and casseroles over the next 6-8+ years. A blend of 38.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 19.25% each Cabernet Franc and Malbec, fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine spending 3 weeks on skins and aged 13 months in 37% new French oak. 186 dozen made. 18.0/20 Dec 2015 RRP $63.00

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