Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Coming Through with the Goods...

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. Have a look and see what Sam Kim has to say about them!

Mars Express Shiraz 2018, 94 points | 5 Stars

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 is supple and velvety, finishing long and delectable. At its best: now to 2026. AU$25.00. April 2019.

Venus Express GSM 2018, 94 points | 5 Stars

Gorgeously fruited and perfumed, the bouquet shows sweet raspberry, dark plum, violet, olive and roasted nut characters. The palate delivers excellent weight and fruit intensity, wonderfully framed by fine, polished tannins. It is immediately appealing and soothing. At its best: now to 2025. AU$25.00. April 2019.

Anne-Inspired Shiraz 2017, 96 points | 5 Stars

This is a seductively delicious offering; the perfumed bouquet shows blackberry, dark plum, mint chocolate, cedar and warm spice aromas, followed by a concentrated palate that is powerful and opulent, while remaining firmly structured by loads of polished tannins. It is velvety and gratifying with layers of gorgeous flavours. At its best: now to 2030. AU$50.00. April 2019.

All these wines are now on the website as our New Releases after a sell out 2017 vintage. We hope you enjoy them and can’t wait to hear your thoughts too!

Sam Kim Score Table:

5 Stars | 96-100 | Exceptional quality exhibiting highest level of concentration and complexity.

5 Stars | 93-93 | Outstanding quality showing varietal purity and exemplifying regional type.

4.5 Stars | 89-92 | Excellent quality showing high level of concentration and balance.

4 Stars | 84-88 | Very good quality displaying attractive flavours and good balance.

3.5 Stars | 81-84 | Good quality, easy drinking with straightforward flavours.

Eleanor Dewey