93 out of 100
by Tyson Stelzer
Our Shiraz has developed a loyal following of customers and along the way has collected trophies and medals.
These vines were cloned from now 90 year old vines situated at Springton, and are now 18 years old. The conditions of 2015 vintage have produced another great Shiraz.
Loaded with intense fruit flavours, it is drinking well now but will age gracefully for years to come.
"This is the kind of vintage I admire at Mike Press, calm, intriguing and characterful. It's spicy, peppery, black-fruited, violet-fragranced and full of the personality of this high altitude vineyard, captured by now 18 year old vines. Caramel and milk chocolate oak pokes out on release, as it always does, but just a few hours of air is all it takes to subside as the fruit emerges. There is presence and body to this vintage, yet it carries its cool climate credentials confidently, with fine-boned , beautifully textured tannins and a long, elegant, pepper-accented finish. Patience."
14% Alc. 93 Points. Drink 2019-2024