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Obsidian Rosé 2013

★ ★ ★ ★ (4 Stars)

“The 2013 vintage was made from hand-picked Merlot. A dry style, with inviting, bright pink/pale red colour, it is mouthfilling sweet-fruited and smooth, with vibrant plum and red-berry flavours. It’s really delicious.”

Michael Cooper, Michael Coooper's 2014 Buyer's Guide to NZ Wine

Weeping Sands Rosé 2012

★ ★ ★ ★ (4 Stars)

“It's lively and fragrant on the nose displaying floral, red cherry and raspberry characters. The palate is refreshing with lovely fruit intensity and a lingering and a lingering crisp finish. A great summer drink. At its best: now to 2014.”

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Oct 2012

★ ★ ★ (3 Stars)

“Light, purple-hued pink colour with some depth, pale on edge. The nose is light and subtle with fresh redcurrant fruit and watermelon aromas. There are savoury, earthy Merlot fruit aromas with herb and confectionary nuances, along with flint and minerals adding detail. Medium-weighted and dry to taste, bright berry and redcurrant fruit flavours fill the mouth, with some textural grip forming a good core and fine grainy palate line. This is solidly presented with good acid vibrancy. Savoury earthy elements add interest to the primary fruit and feature on a crisp, dry, moderately long finish. This dry rosé combines subtly bright red currant fruit with savoury earthiness on a palate with good textures and mouthfeel. Serve with antipasto and Mediterranean-inspired fare over the next 2-3 years”

Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, Sept 2011, www.raymondcanwinereviews.co.nz

★ ★ ★ 1/2  (3 1/2  Stars)

“Pink-hued, it is a dry, medium-bodied wine, fresh and vibrantly fruity, with gentle strawberries and spice flavours. Enjoyable from the start.”

Michael Cooper, Michael Cooper's Buyer's Guide to NZ Wines, 2013

Weeping Sands Rosé 2011

★ ★ ★ 1/2 (3 1/2 Stars)

“From Obsidian, the 2011 was made from merlot, estate-grown and hand-picked at Onetangi. Pink-hued, it's dry with satisfying depth with fresh red-berry and spicy flavours and a rounded finish.”

Michael Cooper, Michael Cooper's Buyer's Guide to NZ Wines, 2012

★ ★ ★  (3 Stars)

“Bright pale pink with some youthful purple hues, on the pale edge. The nose has tight, firm redcurrant, herb and melon aromas with attractive strawberry and floral notes. Dry and medium-weighted, the palate has bright, light red floral and redcurrant fruits flavours around with an herb element featuring. The acidity is moderate and a soft textured thread forms the palate line leading to a savoury, herb-like dry and crisp finish. Merlot fruits cool-fermented in stainless steel to 12% alc. A classic, dry, light rose to serve as an aperitif or with antipasto.”

Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, Oct 2011, www.raymondcanwinereviews.co.nz

Weeping Sands Rosé 2010

“The roses from Obsidian Vineyard are always full of interest. The 2010 vintage is an off-dry (5 grams/litre of residual sugar) style, erlot based. Salmon pink, with some earthy notes on the nose and palate, it has a touch of complexity and very good depth of strawberry and spice flavours.”

Michael Cooper’s NZ Wine Buyers Guide 2011

Weeping Sands Rosé 2009

★ ★ ★ ★ (4 Stars)

“Full-bodied, dry style, based on merlot (92%), with minor portions of montepulciano and malbec. Bright pink, with fresh, generous strawberry/spice flavours, greater com- plexity than most roses, and good liveliness.”

Winestate Magazine, Nov/Dec 2009