Wine Orbit - Sam Kim

2016 THE THING SHIRAZ

97 Points

"A magnificent expression; the opulent bouquet shows blackberry, plum jam, dark cocoa, cake spice and cedar characters with nuances of tapenade and game. The palate exhibits outstanding concentration and depth, delivering layers of delicious flavours together with lavish texture and plush mouthfeel, superbly framed by velvety tannins. The wine is powerfully graceful with a seamless flow to an impressively long engaging finish. At its best: now to 2036. www.sorbyadamswines.com. Sept 2019."

2015 THE THING SHIRAZ

96 Points

"This is magnificently fruited and gloriously expressed on the nose showing blackberry, spiced plum, chocolate tart, cake spice and cedar characters, leading to a sumptuous palate that is opulent and impressively weighted. The wine offers terrific fruit intensity together with plush texture and fleshy mouthfeel, finishing extremely long and velvety. At its best: now to 2030. Sept 2018."

2017 THE REVEREND CANON CABERNET SAUVIGNON SHIRAZ

96 Points

"Wonderfully styled and immensely complex, the wine shows dark fruit intensity with cake spice, dark cocoa, cracked pepper and cedar nuances. It's powerful and concentrated on the palate offering outstanding depth and plush texture, while remaining structured and refined. Deliciously appealing. At its best: now to 2037. www.sorbyadamswines.com. March 2021."

2016 TRISTAN BAROSSA SHIRAZ

95 Points

"The wine is superbly fruited and inviting on the nose showing blackberry, blueberry compote, cocoa and cedar characters. It is equally gratifying on the palate with succulent fruit flavours together with excellent depth and richness, leading to a persistent velvety finish. At its best: now to 2030. www.sorbyadamswines.com. July 2019."

2012 THE REVEREND CANON CABERNET SAUVIGNON SHIRAZ

95 Points

"This is dramatic and delicious; the powerfully expressed bouquet shows dark fruit, roasted beetroot, bitter chocolate, cedar and truffle characters, leading to a gratifying palate that is concentrated and velvety. The wine offers impressive fruit richness together with seductive savoury complexity, brilliantly structured by fine, chalky tannins. Superbly structured and very long on the finish. At its best: now to 2024. www.sorbyadamswines.com. July 2017."

2016 THE REVEREND CANON CABERNET SAUVIGNON SHIRAZ

95 Points

"It is wonderfully fruited and immensely appealing on the nose showing Black Doris plum, blackcurrant, thyme, vanilla and toasted almond characters, leading to a succulent palate that is plump and beautifully rounded. It is generous and supple with lovely fruit weight and intensity, finishing long and silky. At its best: now to 2023. www.sorbyadamswines.com. June 2019."

2019 JELLICOE EDEN VALLEY RIESLING

95 Points

"It is fabulously expressed on the nose showing green rockmelon, Granny Smith apple, lemon peel and blossom aromas, leading to a finely textured palate that is brilliantly focused and linear. The wine offers pristine fruit flavours and bright acidity, leading to superbly long mouth-watering finish. Wonderfully poised for a graceful development. At its best: 2021 to 2029.  www.sorbyadamswines.com. July 2019."

2020 JELLICOE EDEN VALLEY RIESLING

94 Points

"Offering fabulous fruit purity and elegance, the wine shows nectarine, lime sorbet, green tea and white floral aromas on the nose. The palate displays excellent concentration and structured, wonderfully complemented by fine texture and juicy acidity. It's youthfully attractive and delicate with a terrific linear finish. At its best: 2023 to 2035. www.sorbyadamswines.com. Aug 2020."

2017 JELLICOE EDEN VALLEY RIESLING

94 Points

"An exquisite riesling; the delicately expressed bouquet shows lime sorbet, lemon zest, apple blossom and subtle wet limestone characters. The palate is concentrated and focused, and delivers excellent fruit purity backed by bright acidity, finishing superbly long and linear. The wine is impeccably structured and poised for gracious development. At its best: 2019 to 2027. AU$20.00. www.sorbyadamswines.com. July 2017."

2016 ISOLDE BAROSSA CABERNET SAUVIGNON

94 Points

"Wonderfully ripe and fragrant, the wine shows dark plum, cassis, tobacco, toasted almond and subtle spice aromas on the nose, leading to a stylish palate that is beautifully weighted and flowing. It is elegant and flavoursome at the same time offering terrific fruit intensity backed by polished tannins, finishing long and harmonious. At its best: now to 2028. www.sorbyadamswines.com. July 2019."

2014 ISOLDE BAROSSA CABERNET SAUVIGNON

94 Points

"A delectable cabernet, the beautifully lifted bouquet shows dark fruit, smoked game, dried cherry, mint chocolate and toasted nut aromas, leading to a generously expressed palate that is succulent and rounded. The wine offers gorgeous fruit flavours and silky mouthfeel, stylishly structured by polished tannins. At its best: now to 2024. www.sorbyadamswines.com. July 2017."

2020 MARGRET EDEN VALLEY PINOT GRIS

93 Points

"Pristine and gorgeously fruited, the elegantly fragrant bouquet shows white flesh nectarine, fresh pear, white floral and honeydew melon characters. It's succulent and persistent on the palate with silky texture and refreshing acidity, offering excellent drinking. At its best: now to 2024. www.sorbyadamswines.com. Aug 2020."

2012 TRISTAN BAROSSA SHIRAZ

93 Points

"The wine is superbly fruited and inviting on the nose showing blackberry, blueberry compote, cocoa and cedar characters. It is equally gratifying on the palate with succulent fruit flavours together with excellent depth and richness, leading to a persistent velvety finish. At its best: now to 2030. www.sorbyadamswines.com. July 2019.

2019 JAZZ EDEN VALLEY PINOT ROSE

93 Points

"This is a gorgeous dry style filled with tasty flavours; the inviting bouquet shows raspberry, watermelon, lemon zest and white floral aromas, followed by a succulent palate that is finely texture and lingering. It is bright and refreshing with crisp acidity, making it mouth-watering and delicious. At its best: now to 2021. www.sorbyadamswines.com. Aug 2019."

2018 JELLICOE BAROSSA GSM

93 Points

"Beautifully fruited and attractively expressed, the wine shows dark cherry, cassis, vanillin oak and thyme characters with a hint of floral overtone. The palate delivers excellent weight and fruit intensity together with silky texture and chalky tannins, finishing lingering and structured. At its best: now to 2027. AU$28.00. www.sorbyadamswines.com. Feb 2020."

2017 JELLICOE BAROSSA SHIRAZ

93 Points

"Sweetly fruited and fragrant, the bouquet shows blackberry, raspberry, anise and roasted hazelnut characters. It’s equally satisfying on the palate, offering beautifully rounded mouthfeel backed by polished tannins, leading to a persistent silky finish. At its best: now to 2027. www.sorbyadamswines.com. Feb 2020."

2017 JELLICOE BAROSSA CABERNET SAUVIGNON

93 Points

"Beautifully fruited and attractively expressed, the wine shows dark cherry, cassis, vanillin oak and thyme characters with a hint of floral overtone. The palate delivers excellent weight and fruit intensity together with silky texture and chalky tannins, finishing lingering and structured. At its best: now to 2027. www.sorbyadamswines.com. Feb 2020."

2019 GUDILLY PINOT GRIS

92 Points

"Pristine and vibrant, the inviting bouquet shows apricot, fresh pear, lemon pith and blossom notes, leading to a silky-smooth palate that’s fruit forward and flavoursome, finishing succulent and pleasingly dry. At its best: now to 2023. www.sorbyadamswines.com. Feb 2020."

2017 JAZZ EDEN VALLEY PINOT ROSE

92 Points

"Delightfully fragrant and instantly appealing, the bouquet shows watermelon, raspberry, nectarine and floral aromas, followed by a vibrant palate that is lively and flavoursome. The wine offers fabulous bright fruit flavours together with fine texture and refreshing acidity, finishing long and mouth-watering. At its best: now to 2019. www.sorbyadamswines.com. July 2017."

2020 JAZZ EDEN VALLEY PINOT ROSE

92 Points

"It's fresh and brightly expressed on the nose showing watermelon, lemon peel and nectarine characters with a lovely floral overtone. The palate displays fine texture and vibrant mouthfeel, finishing delightfully juicy and lingering. At its best: now to 2022. www.sorbyadamswines.com. Aug 2020."

2017 MARGRET PINOT GRIS

92 Points

"A beautifully styled pinot gris, the fragrant bouquet shows poached pear, jasmine, green rockmelon and floral aromas, leading to a succulent palate that is rounded and silky. The wine offers pristine fruit flavours as well as whispering spicy complexity, wonderfully framed by elegantly pitched acidity. Delightfully drinkable. At its best: now to 2021. www.sorbyadamswines.com. July 2017."

2018 MARGRET PINOT GRIS

92 Points

"Bright and fresh, the inviting bouquet shows Granny Smith apple, lemon peel, pear and floral aromas, followed by a vibrant palate that is juicy and lively. It is zesty and immediately appealing with mouth-watering flavours. At its best: now to 2022. www.sorbyadamswines.com. June 2019."

2019 GUDILLY PINOT BLANC

87 Points

"It’s gently fruited and nicely lifted on the nose showing white flesh nectarine, Gala apple, citrus peel and floral aromas, followed by a juicy palate that’s supple and lingering. The wine is brightly expressed and friendly, making it charming and immediately appealing. At its best: now to 2023. www.sorbyadamswines.com. Feb 2020."


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