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Obsidian Cabernet Merlot 2009 Wine Review

Obsidian Cabernet Merlot 2009

Obsidian Cabernet Merlot 2009

Waiheke Island, New Zealand

Community Score:85/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $29.95

Drink: 2014-2015

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.8%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Obsidian

Agent: Bokke Inc.

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Reviews and Ratings

Dianne Fisher - Sommelier, ISG rated this wine as 85/100 with the following review:

Obsidian from Waiheke Island. One of the most beautiful places in New Zealand just a 20 minute ferry ride from Aukland. The island is known for its Merlot and for its easy way of life. This '09 vintage is a blend of cab sauv, merlot, petit verdot, cab franc, malbec and has been aged in French barriques. Layers of black fruit and plum with interesting accents of pimento and eucalyptus. Fresh on the palate, medium body, refreshing acidity with fine tannins that are persistent and integrated.
Dianne's youtube chanel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8gTvTvhy68DaINdZxlhNoQ/videos
This wine was originally known as the Weeping Sands, but that name is being phased out for this non-reserve label, a move that reflects the closeness of this wine to the flagship Obsidian Reserve. This introductory-level Obsidian will offer great depth of cassis and black fruit and will reward a further 3-5 years in the cellar. Source: Vintages Wine Ratings and Reviews, undated.

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