Wine Orbit - Sam Kim

2017 MARGRET EDEN VALLEY 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 EDEN VALLEY 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."


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."


2021 MARGRET EDEN VALLEY PINOT GRIS

93 Points

"Delightfully fruited and inviting, the bouquet shows nectarine, green pear and floral aromas with a hint of oatmeal complexity. It’s equally charming on the palate, displaying rounded mouthfeel and juicy fruit flavours, leading to a delectably refreshing finish. At its best: now to 2026. $35.00. www.sorbyadamswines.com. Aug 2021."


2022 MARGRET EDEN VALLEY PINOT GRIS

94 Points

"It's pristine and elegantly fragrant with green pear, apricot, lemon peel and white floral aromas, followed by a juicy palate that's finely textured and delightfully flowing. The wine shows excellent clarity and poise with a lengthy tantalising finish. At its best: now to 2027. $35.00. www.sorbyadamswines.com. July 2022."


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."


2021 JELLICOE EDEN VALLEY RIESLING

95 Points

"Brilliantly youthful and elegant, the wine shows lemon sorbet, lime cordial and crunchy apple nuances on the nose, leading to a concentrated palate displaying fine texture and stunning persistency. Superbly structured and lingering. At its best: 2026 to 2039. $35.00. www.sorbyadamswines.com. July 2022."


2022 JELLICOE EDEN VALLEY RIESLING

95 Points

"Pristine and youthfully elegant with green apple, lemon/lime peel and floral nuances, it’s brilliantly focused and linear offering terrific fruit purity and poise. Superbly structured by vibrant acidity, finishing refined and impressively lingering. At its best: 2024 to 2036. $35.00. www.sorbyadamswines.com. Aug 2021."


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."


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."


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."


2021 JAZZ EDEN VALLEY PINOT ROSE

93 Points

"It’s bright and fresh with crunchy apple, apricot, subtle spice and sweet strawberry notes, combined with succulent fruit intensity and crisp acidity, making it fabulously light and super tasty. At its best: now to 2023. $35.00. www.sorbyadamswines.com. Aug 2021."


2022 JAZZ EDEN VALLEY PINOT ROSE

93 Points

"Bright and inviting, the bouquet shows watermelon, peach, red apple and floral notes, leading to an elegantly weighted palate displaying juicy fruit flavours combined with refreshing acidity, offering fabulous drinking. At its best: now to 2025. $35.00. www.sorbyadamswines.com. July 2022."


2019 GUDILLY ADELAIDE 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."


2020 GUDILLY ADELAIDE PINOT GRIS

98 Points


2022 GUDILLY ADELAIDE PINOT GRIS

91 Points

"Immediately appealing and attractively fragrant with ripe pear, rockmelon and lemon zest aromas, it's beautifully rounded in the mouth delivering succulent fruit flavours with fine texture. Well supported by vibrant acidity, making it lively and tasty. At its best: now to 2027. $25.00. www.sorbyadamswines.com. July 2022."


2022 GUDILLY ADELAIDE SAUVIGNON BLANC

92 Points

"Fresh and beautifully lifted on the nose showing green rockmelon, fig, sweet basil and Granny Smith apple aromas, followed by a lively palate that's intensely flavoured and lingering. Upfront and delectably appealing. At its best: now to 2026. $25.00. www.sorbyadamswines.com. July 2022."


2022 GUDILLY ADELAIDE VERMENTINO

92 Points

"Elegant and attractively fragrant on the nose with apricot, olive, apple and jasmine aromas, leading to a gently weighted palate displaying youthful fruit flavours with well-pitched acidity. Balanced and approachable for excellent drinking. At its best: now to 2026. $25.00. www.sorbyadamswines.com. July 2022."


2022 GUDILLY ADELAIDE PINOT ROSÉ

92 Points

"It's delicately fragrant and instantly appealing on the nose showing watermelon, crunchy apple, nectarine and floral aromas. The finely textured palate delivers juicy flavours and smooth mouthfeel, finishing vibrant and refreshing. At its best: now to 2025."


2019 GUDILLY ADELAIDE 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."


2019 NEPTUNE EDEN VALLEY RIESLING

85 Points


NV MORTICIA SPARKLING SHIRAZ

95 Points

"Sweetly perfumed and instantly appealing, the bouquet shows dark and purple fruit intensity with dark cocoa, mixed spice and toasted nut aromas. The palate displays excellent weight and plump mouthfeel, well supported by gentle sweetness and beautifully integrated velvety tannins. $55.00. www.sorbyadamswines.com. Dec 2021."


2021 GUDILLY ADELAIDE PINOT NOIR

92 Points

"Brightly fruited and delightfully fragrant, showing ripe cherry, strawberry, floral and subtle spice characters on the nose with a hint of dried herb complexity. It's juicy and beautifully flowing with fleshy texture and mellow tannins, offering GORGEOUS drinking. At its best: now to 2026. $20.00. Sept 2021."


2018 JELLICOE BAROSSA GSM

95 Points

"Offering fabulous fruit purity with seductive complexity, the wine shows Black Doris plum, sweet cherry, floral, mixed spice and toasted nut aromas on the nose. It's equally attractive on the palate delivering excellent weight and generous mouthfeel, wonderfully complemented by silky texture and refined tannins. At its best: now to 2033. AU$55.00. www.sorbyadamswines.com. March 2021."


2019 JUTLAND BAROSSA GSM

95 Points

"Richly fruited and immediately appealing, the wine shows dark cherry, blueberry, cedar, warm spice and floral aromas, leading to a succulent palate delivering excellent weight and velvety mouthfeel. Wonderfully flavoursome and highly enjoyable. At its best: now to 2031. $36.00. www.sorbyadamswines.com. Sept 2021."


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."


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."


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."


2019 ISOLDE BAROSSA CABERNET SAUVIGNON

95 Points

"This is impressively fruited and beautifully fragrant on the nose showing cassis, vanilla, spicy oak and thyme characters, leading to a powerfully expressed palate displaying awesome richness and persistency. It’s wonderfully flavoursome while remaining firmly structured by chalky tannins, finishing splendidly long and delectable. At its best: now to 2037. $55.00. www.sorbyadamswines.com. Dec 2021."


2019 THE COUCH BAROSSA CABERNET SAUVIGNON

96 Points

"Offering structure as well as opulence, the wine shows blackcurrant, Black Doris plum, cedar, dried herb and floral aromas. It's impressively concentrated and persistent, displaying beautifully layered mouthfeel backed by fine polished tannins. Stylish and delectably appealing. At its best: now to 2039. $55.00. www.sorbyadamswines.com. Sept 2021."


2019 THE COUCH BAROSSA SHIRAZ

96 Points

"It's superbly fruited and instantly appealing showing dark fruit richness together with vanillin oak, cumin, olive and dark cocoa notes, leading to a sumptuous palate offering multi-layered mouthfeel and fleshy texture. Powerfully graceful with a lengthy delicious finish. At its best: now to 2038. $55.00. www.sorbyadamswines.com. Sept 2021."


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.


2014 TRISTAN BAROSSA SHIRAZ

93 Points

"Gorgeously opulent and flavoursome, this delectable shiraz displays blackberry, mixed berry compote, mocha, thyme and cedar characters on the nose. The palate is sumptuous and velvety, and offers lovely fruit power and intensity, wonderfully framed by supple tannins. The wine is immediate and delicious. At its best: now to 2024. AU$28.00. www.sorbyadamswines.com. July 2017."


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."


2019 TRISTAN BAROSSA SHIRAZ

95 Points

"It's gorgeously expressed on the nose showing blackberry, thyme, orange peel and spicy oak characters. The palate is equally satisfying with excellent weight and persistency. Wonderfully framed by silky tannins, offering terrific drinking. At its best: now to 2035. $36.00. www.sorbyadamswines.com. Sept 2021."


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."


2019 JUTLAND BAROSSA SHIRAZ

95 Points

"It's gorgeously expressed on the nose showing blackberry, thyme, orange peel and spicy oak characters. The palate is equally satisfying with excellent weight and persistency. Wonderfully framed by silky tannins, offering terrific drinking. At its best: now to 2035. $36.00. www.sorbyadamswines.com. Sept 2021."


2012 THE REVEREND CANON BAROSSA 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 BAROSSA 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."


2017 THE REVEREND CANON BAROSSA 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."


2018 THE REVEREND CANON BAROSSA CABERNET SAUVIGNON SHIRAZ

96 Points

"This stunning red shows blackberry, game, cedary oak, cake spice and chocolate tart characters on the nose, followed by a magnificently generous palate exhibiting exceptional depth and flow. It's substantial and gratifying, while remaining harmonious and seductively complex. At its best: now to 2040. $65.00. www.sorbyadamswines.com. Sept 2021."


2016 THE REVEREND CANON BAROSSA SHIRAZ

96 Points

"Immensely complex and enticing with blackberry, cedar, cake spice, olive and subtle game characters, it’s sumptuous and plush in the mouth delivering excellent density and opulence. The wine offers multi-layered mouthfeel with seductive spicy nuances, making it hugely appealing. At its best: now to 2036. $75.00. www.sorbyadamswines.com. Dec 2021."


2017 THE REVEREND CANON BAROSSA SHIRAZ

96 Points

"It's superbly ripe and gorgeously complex on the nose showing black/blueberry, vanillin oak, warm spice and rich floral characters with a light touch of dark cocoa. The concentrated palate displays outstanding weight and depth, wonderfully framed by silky texture and polished tannins, finishing impressively long and gracefully opulent. At its best: now to 2035. Sept 2022."


2015 THE THING BAROSSA 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."


2016 THE THING BAROSSA 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."


2017 THE THING BAROSSA SHIRAZ

96 Points

"Offering opulence and structure in one, this gorgeously composed shiraz is packed with dark fruit richness with cedary oak, vanilla, anise and cured meat characters. The powerfully concentrated palate delivers awesome weight and density, while remaining balanced and harmonious with layers of velvety texture and delicious flavours. Stunningly engaging and hugely appealing. At its best: now to 2037. $150.00. www.sorbyadamswines.com. Aug 2021."



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