94 Points Tyson Stelzer
93 Points Campbell Mattinson, Winefront
Don’t let the price-tag fool you… this is one of the best value wines out there, and it pains us to reveal this secret little gem.
We just keep seeing Mike Press wines continually rate highly amongst Australia’s critics’ and all for the cost of a short five minute cab/uber ride.
These vines were cloned from now 90 year old vines situated at Springton, and are now 19 years old. The conditions of 2016 vintage have produced another great Shiraz. Loaded with intense fruit flavours, it is drinking well now but will age gracefully for years to come.
“With his vines now 20 years of age, Mike Press has elevated his shiraz this vintage to a style more about fruit ripeness and less about oak, though – crucially – without downplaying the cool climate credentials of his special, high site. Mike was nervous he’d taken it too far, but he need not fear: this is a mighty Adelaide Hills shiraz that will enthral his band of loyal followers with its deep, luscious and adorable black cherry, black plum and blackberry fruit, with the presence and stature that will win some new fans, too. It doesn’t demand the length of bottle age that it’s called for in the past, but don’t underestimate its potential, because it’s charged with the tangy acid and fine tannin structure to hold its own for many years yet.” – 94 Points Tyson Stelzer
“The long run continues. Once again we have superb value on offer here. The fruit is a svelte mix of red and black cherry, the oak is both vanillin and spicy, there’s a slip of anise and a burst of clove. Both the oak and fruit here have as much or more class than usual; this is the best release in a few years. A general smoky, cedary character positively pervades. It has all the hallmarks of Mike Press’ red wines but then, it seems just a touch more refined than previous. Not a bad thing, not a bad thing at all. If you have enjoyed Mike Press Shiraz in the past, you’re in for a bit of a treat with this one.” – 93 Points Campbell Mattinson, Winefront