Sam Kim tasting has Mills Reef seeing stars

A recent tasting by acclaimed wine critic Sam Kim, director of Wine Orbit Reviews, has seen Mills Reef Winery run rampant with a host of 5 stars and 4.5 stars achievements. Sam Kim himself described the collection of wines he tasted, the majority of which were red wines, as "one of the most impressive collection of reds I’ve tried!”

The full list of wines tasted and the star rating they achieved are as follows:

Elspeth Malbec 2010 – 5 Stars
Elspeth Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 – 5 Stars
Elspeth Cabernet Merlot 2009 – 5 Stars
Elspeth Merlot 2009 – 5 Stars
Reserve Cabernet Merlot 2010 – 5 Stars
Reserve Merlot Malbec 2009 – 5 Stars
Reserve Merlot Malbec 2010 – 5 Stars
Elspeth Chardonnay 2010 – 5 Stars
Reserve Syrah 2010 – 4.5 Stars
Reserve Merlot 2010 – 4.5 Stars
Reserve Chardonnay 2010 – 4.5 Stars

These results again reinforce just how good the renowned Gimblett Gravels are for producing exceptional quality red wines. The region is internationally regarded for its prime stony free-draining soils and warm maritime climate ideally suited to growing world-class Bordeaux-varietal reds and Syrah wines, and is where Mills Reef Winery source the majority of their red grapes.

Posted by Thomas McAuley on 14 Feb 2012

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