The latest reviews for the Kurtz Family Vineyard collection by Sam Kim from Wine Orbit January 2021.

Seven Sleepers Shiraz 201892 points – 4.5 stars
It’s fabulously ripe and perfumed on the nose showing Black Doris plum, violet, toasted nut and subtle spice notes, leading to the flavoursome palate displaying lovely fruit intensity and silky texture. It’s upfront and highly appealing. At its best: now to 2028.

Seven Sleepers Red Blend 201791 points – 4.5 stars
It’s sweetly fruited and inviting on the nose showing dark plum, spiced cherry, clove and toasted nut aromas, followed by a succulent palate displaying lovely weight and roundness, combined with fine texture and polished tannins. Attractively styled and expressed. At its best: now to 2025.

Boundary Row Cabernet Shiraz 2017 – 93 points – 5 stars
Impressively ripe and instantly appealing, the fragrant bouquet shows black/blueberry, vanillan oak, dark spice and dried herb characters. It’s equally stisfying on the palate with excellent weight and intensity, leading to a lengthy delicious finish. At its best: now to 2030.

Boundary Row Shiraz 2017 – 94 points – 5 stars
A delectably expressed rendition, the perfumed bouquet shows dark berry, thyme, cedar and cocoa notes, followed by a richly textured palate that’s filled with ripe fruit flavours and velvety texture. It’s generous and plush with a lengthy supple finish. At its best: now to 2030.

Lunar Block Shiraz 2017 – 96 points – 5 stars
Immensely complex and impressive, the wine shows dark plum, mixed berry compote, vanillin oak and dark chocolate characters on the nose. The concentrated palate offers terrific fruit purity and power, combined with lavish texture and multi-layered mouthfeel, finishing wonderfully long and gratifying. At its best: now to 2035.

Schmick Shiraz 2015 – 96 points – 5 stars
Combining power and opulence, as well as structure and harmony, this magnificent Shiraz shows dark fruit richness and smoked game, toasted spice, cedar and chocolate tart nuances on the nose. The palate exhibits outstanding depth and vigour, brilliantly framed by loads of fine chalky tannins, finishing superbly long and engaging. At its best: now to 2035.

Ratings

5 Stars

100 pts

 

5

96 – 100

Exceptional quality exhibiting highest level of concentration and complexity.

5

93 – 95

Outstanding quality showing varietal purity and exemplifying regional type.

4.5

89 – 92

Excellent quality showing high level of concentration and balance.

4

85 – 88

Very good quality displaying attractive flavours and good balance.

3.5

81 – 84

Good quality, easy drinking with straightforward flavours.

Not all wines tasted by Wine Orbit are published including those rated below 3 stars.

SEVEN SLEEPERS
SHIRAZ 2018

SEVEN SLEEPERS
RED BLEND 2017

BOUNDARY ROW
CABERNET SHIRAZ 2017

BOUNDARY ROW
SHIRAZ 2017

LUNAR BLOCK
SHIRAZ 2017

SCHMICK SHIRAZ
2015

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