“Every year, tasting the new releases of Mike Press Wines fills me with a sense of wonder: how is it possible that such beautifully made wines should have such impossibly low prices? It’s been the case for so long, I eventually took the decision to give the winery five stars every year in my Wine Companion regardless of the points. No other winery has achieved that acknowledgment.” James Halliday
Team it up with your favourite red meat or lamb curry and you will never be disappointed. Think steak and chips, roast beef and gravy, lamb chops with salad; whichever way you go, it’s a winner!
The Mike Press Cabernet Sauvignon 21-year-old vines on a single vineyard block in Lobethal planted in 1998 produce well-structured medium to full-bodied cabernet. The 2017 vintage in Adelaide Hills was one of the best the region had seen for 10 years.
Heavy rainfall in late January helped the cabernet produce lovely fruit with high yields in healthy bunches. The fruit was picked in late February and displayed lovely blackcurrant and black cherry flavours, with a warmth of black olives, green capsicum and mint.
Maturation for 18 months in both French and American oak added vanilla and spice complexity to complete the flavour profile and produce a silky palate for your enjoyment.