Mike Press Cabernet

$165.00

Mike Press Cabernet

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Now this one’s real classy. Like a freshly shined shoe, the Queen of England’s accent or a waiter who puts the napkin on your lap (never not awkward). An elegant, silky palate. Plenty of blackcurrant and black cherry with a hint of minty capsiucum. Keep it for 10 years and it’ll be even fancier - much like Prince Charles finally becoming King or something.

 

We love the little guy here at Wine Brothers. Especially when that little guy has some big taste credentials. Adelaide Hills’ Mike Press really gets that whole ‘devil is in the detail’ thing. Despite turning heads at award ceremonies and sneaking five star Halliday reviews, Mike Press is still as hands-on as it gets. As the owners and makers of their single vineyard wine, each and every case sold gets packaged up in the family kitchen.

FROM THE WINEMAKER

21-year-old vines on a single vineyard block in Lobethal planted in 1998produce well structured medium to full bodied cabernet.The 2016 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 capsicumand 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.

FOOD MATCH

Sticking with the fancy theme here, you could totally go traditional. A roast lamb kind of jam is seriously tasty. But you could also go for a tuna steak or something a bit more rogue / experimental / completely wacko (you know we love that). The only thing that won’t hold up to the tannins is pasta and rice, so steer clear of them if you can.

SCORES / RATINGS

93 Points Tyson Stelzer