91 POINTS 4.5 STARS | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Fresh on the block, the Oblix Syrah Malbec Viognier 2022 is amongst a selection of the first wines released by Fistonich Family Vineyards. Not quite ready to retire, Sir George Fistonich - the winemaker known as 'the father of New Zealand wine' - established the Fistonich Family Vineyards in 2021 to continue his passion for winemaking and viticulture.
Made with the idea of an early release without sacrificing complexity, this blend is beautiful drinking. With a sweet, ripe bouquet accentuated by bright fruit flavours on the palate and long, silky finish, this is the perfect match for grilled salmon or roasted duck at your next get-together. Or stow it away in the cellar if you fancy, this wine will age beautifully as well. Pure class.
Vinted from a blend of 80% syrah, 12% malbec, 8% viognier.
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit writes "Sweetly ripe and elegantly perfumed, the bouquet shows red plum, rich floral, olive and nutmeg aromas, leading to a beautifully rounded palate offering bright fruit flavours with silky texture, finishing long and soothing. Beautifully harmonious and balanced with finesse and lovely fruit purity."