May 2014. It’s mouthfilling and delicious with a lengthy silky finish. Feb 2018. The bouquet is engaging and most appealing with aromas of dark cherry, plum, dried herb and floral with a touch of almond. AU$295.00. AU$75.00. Nov 2019. $45.00. Sam does not have a financial interest, directly or indirectly, in a winery, importer, distributor or any company involved in wine marketing. Its aim is to provide the wine industry, trade and wine enthusiasts with reviews from a senior wine judge’s perspective. This is gorgeously ripe and sweetly fragrant on the nose showing cassis, dark chocolate, tobacco and cedary oak notes, leading to a beautifully supple palate that’s ripe and lingering. $28.00. Symphonic, engaging and thought-provoking. www.chateautanunda.com. At its best: 2022 to 2040. 2012 The Caley is a blend of Coonawarra cabernet sauvignon and Barossa shiraz, matured in new and seasoned French oak barrels for 22 months. Barossa Valley, Australia. Chateau Tanunda. Signatory: Robert Hill-Smith (Chairman of the Board) NZ Distributor: Negociants NZ. Single Vineyard 15 Year Old Vines Shiraz 2018. Wine Orbit Testimonials “ … Sam Kim, and his ongoing capability, to be consistent in his evaluation, is the entire basis upon which Wine Orbit will progress.” John Hall, Wine Enthusiast, Auckland, New Zealand “An excellent publication.” Peter Nixon, Business Manager – Fine Wine Marketing, Dan Murphy’s, Australia. Wine Name. www.wineorbit.co.nz. The wine combines New World vibrancy with classic Burgundy elegance and complexity. Grapes were sourced from their estate vineyard in Renwick and Rawiri Vineyard in the Omaka district. Coonawarra is renowned as one of the world’s finest wine regions with a reputation for producing some of Australia’s best red wines, especially Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. That's some really old software you're using, Our range forms the ultimate portfolio of wine, Current customer taste satisfaction rating, Dandelion reds from award-winning winemaker now $19.99, Benchmark Cru Barolo from iconic Massolino. The wine shows excellent fruit purity, showing lifted aromas of dark plum, cherry, floral, almond and thyme on the nose, followed by an elegantly weighted palate that’s juicy and beautifully flowing. A wonderful blend of gewurztraminer, riesling and pinot gris, the elegantly perfumed bouquet shows yellow peach, mango, citrus and floral with a touch of mixed spice. It’s richly fruited and immensely generous backed by grainy tannins, finishing long, sumptuous and moreish. Brilliantly priced, this is beautifully ripe and fragrant on the nose displaying red/black cherry, smoked game, spice and cedar characters, leading to a silky-smooth palate that is elegantly weighted and finely textured. Fabulous aromas of white stone fruit, baked apple, yeast and lemon peel with seductive brioche complexity on the nose. 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. Charming and sumptuous, this multifaceted cabernet is packed with blackcurrant and dark plum characters as well as beautifully infused cedary oak and dried sage complexity. Complex aromas of black/blueberry, dark plum, floral, game and vanilla lead to a velvety palate that delivers awesome intensity and opulence. Widely available. At its best: now to 2026. Dec 2016. The wine offers pristine fruit flavours together with silky texture and refreshing acidity, finishing superbly long and vibrant. At its best: now to 2023. April 2015. www.yalumba.com. Wine 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. AU$50.00. Barossa. A splendid rendition. The palate delivers excellent weight and fruit intensity, wonderfully framed by fine, polished tannins. www.mudhouse.co.nz. The wine exhibits outstanding fruit purity with elegant complexity - black plum, blueberry, smoke and cedar. Powered by Shopify, Crown Range Cellar Moon Rock Pinot Gris Eclipses All-Commers, Waitaki hits its straps! Surely this is the best wine made under this label of fifty-year history. “ … Sam Kim, and his ongoing capability, to be consistent in his evaluation, is the entire basis upon which Wine Orbit will progress.” Plump, fleshy and undeniably gratifying, this is elegantly opulent and offers sophistication and refinement. April 2017. The palate shows excellent focus and weight, brilliantly structured by bright acidity. Its aim is to provide the wine industry, trade and wine enthusiasts with reviews from a senior wine judge’s perspective. $20.00. April 2019. The fragrant bouquet shows complex aromas of red/blackberry, floral and spice with a whisper of cedary oak notes. www.mudhouse.co.nz. $20.00. www.chateautanunda.com. NZ Distributor: Negociants NZ. Sam holds a Certificate in Winemaking from EIT (Hawke’s Bay), and has been judging wine for the last 20 years at various wine competitions and magazines, including the New Zealand International Wine Show, The Royal Easter Show Wine Awards, the Spiegelau International Wine Competition, The Air New Zealand Wine Awards, The New World Wine Awards, New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition, Marlborough Wine Show, Decanter Asia Wine Awards, Cowra Wine Show and Cuisine Magazine. WARNING it is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years.