In my mind Sorrenberg usually produces Australia’s best Gamay, this year it is reimagined in a year of devastating fires. You can still see the quality throughout this wine. Aromatically, there’s rich, deep red cherry and lovely Rhone reminiscent smokey meat. It’s bright, juicy but well balanced with pockets of fresh spice. This would be perfect for gulping down with charcuterie or any meat on the barbie. – Jeremy Muller, FWC.
“Smoke damage did the trick at Sorrenberg and so there is no 2020 Sorrenberg label wines, though we get these Inkerman Rd by Sorrenberg labels instead. Kara over at Sorrenberg kindly sent over samples and the word is “we have had the wines tested and while there are minimal free smoke compounds there are some bound compounds, so we are recommending it is a drink now style”. Here’s some wines for those dependent on drinking Sorrenberg each year, like me.
This has some smoke scents and flavours but they play like good Rhone reds or similar. Game meat, sour cherry, smoked meats, smoked paprika, and seem to steer away from acrid or distracting in the way some smoke taint can work. The palate is fresh feeling despite the game meat smokiness licking the heels of the wine, it feels like the flavours are lifted on the tang of pomegranate acidity, and include amaro-herbal things, sour cherry and a good slosh of rose water fruity sweetness too. It’s a pleasing drink, quietly complex and very nice to guzzle down. Tannins pucker gently to close. Attractive, is the message. Drink 2021 – 2024” 92 Points. Mike Bennie, The Wine Front.