91 POINTS 4.5 STARS | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Fresh on the block, the Oblix Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Malbec 2022 is amongst a selection of the first wines released under the Fistonich Family Vineyards. Not quite ready to retire, Sir George Fistonich- the legendary winemaker known as 'the father of New Zealand wine' - established theFistonich Family Vineyards in 2021 to continue his passion for winemaking and viticulture.
Indulge in the rich flavours of this cabernet sauvignon blend, where dark cherry and chocolate notes shine with a touch of spice and layers of ripe fruit. This wine will pair beautifully with dishes such as rich pastas or grilled meats.
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit writes "Brightly fruited and inviting, the bouquet shows Black Doris plum, raspberry, violet and thyme aromas with a hint of toasted nuts. The palate displays succulent fruit flavours with supple texture and polished tannins, finishing juicy and lingering. Delightfully composed and elegantly expressed."