www.chateautanunda.com. Marlborough, New Zealand. Nov 2016. www.chateautanunda.com. www.kumeuriver.co.nz. Its aim is to provide the wine industry, trade and wine enthusiasts with reviews from a senior wine judge’s perspective. A wonderful example of pinot showing both power and elegance. Its aim is to provide the wine industry, trade and wine enthusiasts with reviews from a senior wine judge’s perspective. At its best: now to 2023. It's supremely elegant yet intense and persistent. Yalumba The Signature Cabernet Shiraz 2013  The palate shows fabulous harmony and silky texture, backed by plenty of ripe flavours. Immensely complex and majestic, the wine shows dark fruit intensity with seductive nuances of charcuterie, dried herb, dark chocolate, clove and cedar on the nose. The wine shows seamless mouthfeel and texture, within a frame of fine/firm tannins. Fragrant aromas of white stone fruit, rockmelon, lemon zest and subtle vanilla lead to a succulent palate that is beautifully rounded and creamy. Nov 2019. May 2017. Winery Name. Nov 2019. Powerful and astonishingly complex, notes of white nectarine, ripe citrus, lime zest and nuances of dried herb and flint lead to a richly flavoured palate that offers outstanding weight and concentration, brilliantly supported by silky texture and firm acidity. AU$500.00. At its best: 2026 to 2046. $60.00. The Chateau Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018. The wine shows gorgeous aromas of blackberry, vanilla, clove and cocoa on the nose, followed by a concentrated palate that is velvety and rounded with plush tannins providing excellent frame and structure. www.mishasvineyard.com. www.mudhouse.co.nz. It’s upfront and flavoursome with beautifully pitched chalky tannins, finishing long and pleasingly dry. The wine shows harmony and sophistication, and is immensely appealing already. Mud House Sub Region Series Chardonnay 2015 - Omaka www.twrwines.co.nz. Have a look and see what Sam Kim has to say about them! It’s firm and brooding with layers of gorgeous flavours. The palate is concentrated and powerful, and delivers excellent fruit purity and vibrancy, wonderfully enhanced by refreshing acidity. At its best: now to 2024. Wine Review by Sam Kim. Not to worry, just update to one of the newer browsers below and you'll be straight back in The Wine Collective again. $32.00. LIQP770010086. Victoria WARNING Under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 it is an offence to supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years (Penalty exceeds $8000), for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or received liquor. ‘At its best’ All wines are tasted blind by Sam Kim in his home office, and the notes are solely written by him unless otherwise stated. Nov 2016. This is wonderfully pure; lifted notes of dark cherry, raspberry, plum and floral, together with spice and dried herb nuances. www.no1familyestate.co.nz. Wonderfully styled and varietally expressive, the wine shows blackcurrant, cigar, warm spice and toasted nut aromas on the nose, followed by a flavoursome palate that’s succulent and persistent. The wine offers excellent fruit weight and concentration, brilliantly supported by fine texture and mouth-watering acidity. Aromas of dark berry, game, truffle, thyme and almond lead to a generously fruited and richly textured palate that offers engaging savoury complexity. www.chateautanunda.com. The palate is concentrated and finely textured with subliminal sweetness backed by bright acidity. No. Sam Kim was born in the United States, where he attended Todd Beamer High School in Federal Way, Washington. Complex aromas of black/blueberry, dark plum, floral, game and vanilla lead to a velvety palate that delivers awesome intensity and opulence. The wine is generous and flavoursome, and offers terrific drinking. He debuted April 10, 2016, with the song Mama Don’t Worry. Sam Kim, Wine Orbit NZ. May 2016. Nov 2019. It is solely written by Sam Kim unless otherwise stated. $20.00. AU$38.00. Oct 2016. NZ$50.00 (94 points, 5 Stars). Very long on the finish with lovely complex flavours. This is the best of them all. A sturdy, Old World-inspired rendition with gorgeous complexity. $395.00. Submitting your wine to Wine Orbit. Grapes were grown on their Terra Sancta vineyard on Felton Road; fermented with about 15% whole clusters. At its best: now to 2030. Gorgeous aromas of dark fruit, game, spice and truffle fill the nose with subtle background notes of bouquet garni. As with all other Kumeu River wines, this is impeccably composed and elegantly expressed, showing nectarine, acacia, lemon peel and yeasty notes on the nose. Nov 2019. Made from free-run juice with full solids, fermented in mainly large 400-litre seasoned oak barrels using indigenous yeasts, the wine is symphonic and glorious. At its best: now to 2022. www.chateautanunda.com. Stylish and soothing, this satisfying pinot shows fragrant aromas of red/black cherry, blueberry, game and spice. At its best: 2026 to 2046. Seductive oak is in balance with silky tannins, making it hugely appealing. Nov 2019. Seamless, engaging and promising. The palate shows excellent focus and weight, brilliantly structured by bright acidity. Contact sam@wineorbit.co.nz Sam Kim Consulting Auckland New Zealand Tel: +64 21 373 257sam@wineorbit.co.nz Sam Kim Consulting Auckland New Zealand Tel: +64 21 373 257 AU$50.00. $45.00. AU$25.00. The presence of cabernet sauvignon, ‘The King of Grapes’, is immediate but doesn’t dominate, as the wine is filled with layers of intrigue and fabulous flavours. Power and elegance, with classic flavours of cassis, cigar box, mixed spice and cedar with a whisper of tanned leather. AU$38.00. Nov 2019. Chateau Tanunda. It is concentrated and finely textured, and displays excellent mid palate weight and richness, brilliantly framed by fine, silky tannins. Full, weighty and richly expressed, the wine shows complex aromas of blackcurrant, plum, dried herb, roasted nut and subtle floral notes on the nose, followed by a gracefully powerful palate that’s dense and lingering. Sam lives in Auckland, New Zealand, with a young family and is a keen runner. The wine offers pristine fruit flavours together with silky texture and refreshing acidity, finishing superbly long and vibrant. Signatory: Robert Hill-Smith (Chairman of the Board) NZ Distributor: Negociants NZ. Grand Barossa Shiraz 2008. Marlborough, New Zealand. Youthfully charming and immediately appealing, the wine shows blackberry, Black Doris plum, violet, dark chocolate and toasted almond characters on the nose, leading to a gorgeously weighted palate that’s succulent and lingering. At its best: now to 2021. It is concentrated and expansive with velvety texture and layers of delicious flavours. Contact sam@wineorbit.co.nz Sam Kim Consulting Auckland New Zealand Tel: +64 21 373 257. Wonderfully fruited and inviting, the wine shows Black Doris plum, mixed berry compote, vanilla and cedary wood characters on the nose, leading to a succulent palate that is beautifully weighted and rounded. It’s richly fruited and immensely generous backed by grainy tannins, finishing long, sumptuous and moreish. The wine is flavoursome and immediately appealing with plenty of tasty flavours. $45.00. www.mudhouse.co.nz. Dec 2016. At its best: now to 2023. At its best: 2022 to 2042. Sub-region: Bannockburn. Kumeu River Cremant NV NZ Distributor: Negociants NZ. Beautifully harmonious and immensely appealing. From the Burleigh district in the Wairau Valley, this friendly rose shows white stone fruit, ripe citrus and red cherry aromas on the nose. At its best: now to 2019. At its best: 2024 to 2038. www.chateautanunda.com. A fabulous shiraz highlighting fruit purity with elegant oak influence. The palate is succulent, rounded and silky, and offers excellent weight and intensity, beautifully supported by plenty of polished tannins. $55.00. At its best: 2020 to 2032. There are many excellent alternative-style sauvignon blancs. The palate is concentrated and sumptuous, while remaining elegant and perfectly poised, delivering plenty of delicious fruit flavours together with seductive savoury nuances, finishing extremely long and velvety. At its best: now to 2020. 1 Family Estate Cuvee No. www.deweystationwines.com.au. At its best: now to 2018. It’s opulent and velvety on the palate with lovely rounded mouthfeel, finishing long and delectable. Mud House Sub Region Series Pinot Gris 2016 - Grovetown The palate delivers excellent weight and fruit intensity, wonderfully framed by fine, polished tannins. At its best: 2029. www.chateautanunda.com. The familiar satisfying aromas of white stone fruit, rockmelon and almond with subtle vanilla complexity on the nose. Contact sam@wineorbit.co.nz Sam Kim Consulting Auckland New Zealand Tel: +64 21 373 257. ine Orbit is an advertising-free website; instead, it charges submission fee (NZ$34) to each wine entered into formal tastings, as in wine shows and competitions. Wine Orbit is about highlighting wine excellence, therefore, wines scoring below 81 points (3.5 stars) are not published. Sam Kim is on Facebook. NZ$55.00 (97 points, 5 Stars). This is our second submission to Wine Orbit and boy are we pleased… We submitted our Venus Express 2018, Mars Express 2018 and Anne-Inspired 2017. At its best: now to 2035. Sam has been involved for the past 30 years in New Zealand hospitality, wine retail, importing and distribution, as well as running wine courses and master classes.

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