Sam Kim Wine Orbit Reviews 2021

Sauvignon / Semillon / Sauvignon Gris 2019
It’s beautifully lifted on the nose showing nectarine, Gala apple, lime zest and roasted nut
characters with a hint of oatmeal complexity. The palate displays excellent concentration and
persistency, backed by fine texture and juicy acidity, finishing wonderfully long and flavoursome.
At its best: now to 2025.
93 Points, 5 Stars
Sauvignon Blanc 2020
Fresh and bright, the bouquet shows grapefruit, Granny Smith apple, rockmelon and lemon peel
aromas on the nose, leading to a vibrant palate that’s filled with youthful fruit intensity, offering
excellent drinking. At its best: now to 2023.
91 Points, 4.5 Stars
Pinot Gris 2019
Delightfully fruited and elegantly fragrant, the wine shows apricot, poached pear, floral and subtle
spice notes on the nose. The palate offers succulent fruit flavours together with rounded
mouthfeel and refreshing acidity, finishing long and comforting. At its best: now to 2022.
90 Points, 4.5 Stars
Pinot Gris 2020
This is instantly appealing on the nose showing Nashi pear, rockmelon, Gala apple and white
floral aromas, followed by a splendidly flavoursome palate displaying lovely fruit purity backed by
bright acidity. Beautifully composed and expressed.
93 Points, 5 Stars
Reserve Chardonnay 2019
Wonderfully complex and inviting, the wine shows grilled peach, mango, vanillin oak and brioche
characters on the nose, followed by a concentrated palate delivering terrific fruit power combined
with seductive oak nuances, finishing impressively long and creamy. At its best: now to 2025.
94 Points, 5 Stars
Gewurztraminer 2019
It’s gorgeously expressed showing excellent varietal purity and intensity with mango, pineapple,
lychee and rich floral aromas on the nose. The palate displays richly textured mouthfeel and
weight, together with silky texture and mellow acidity, offering terrific drinking. At its best: now to
93 Points, 5 Stars
Cabernet Franc 2019
Attractively fruited and youthfully expressed, the bouquet shows blackcurrant, ripe cherry, thyme
and toasted nut characters, leading to a finely textured palate displaying succulent fruit flavours
and silky texture. It’s beautifully composed and harmonious with elegant structure and a lingering
smooth finish. At its best: now to 2026.
91 Points, 4.5 Stars
Merlot Cabernet Franc Malbec 2018
Delightfully ripe and attractively styled, the wine shows cassis, Black Doris plum, dried herb,
cedar and floral aromas on the nose, followed by a beautifully supple palate delivering complex
flavours and refined texture. It’s well supported by fine tannins, offering excellent structure and
length. At its best: now to 2025.
91 Points, 4.5 Stars
Syrah 2018
Offering pristine fruit aromas of dark cherry and plum together with warm spice, tar and roasted
nut, the wine displays plump mouthfeel combined with fine texture and silky tannins. Attractively
flavoursome and smooth to the finish. At its best: now to 2025.
90 Points, 4.5 Stars
The Tere Syrah 2019
Showing fabulous fruit purity and perfume, the inviting bouquet shows sweet plum, mulberry,
cedar and floral aromas with nuances of anise and pepper spice. The palate is wonderfully
weighted and beautifully rounded, displaying fleshy texture and polished tannins, leading to a
beautifully long expansive finish. At its best: now to 2029.
93 Points, 5 Stars