Mike Press Adelaide Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Wine of the Year Under $20 - Tyson Stelzer 2017
Trophy - Best Cabernet Sauvignon - Adelaide Hills Wine Show 2017
95 Points & Gold Medal - Adelaide Hills Wine Show 2017
92 Points & Special Value Star - James Halliday 2017
91+ Points - Campbell Mattinson; The Wine Front 2017

From vines now 18 years of age in an idyllic season, matured for 16 months in French oak hogsheads, this is a wine that sings its varietal credentials in signature blackcurrant, cedar, green bean, leaf and dark chocolate. It’s tightly coiled for the long-haul, confidently laid out on a solid platform of finely-formed tannins. It has all the ingredients for greatness and, as always, begs only for time. Alcohol: 14.5%; Drink: 2022-2030; Rating: 94 Point. Wine of the Year Under $20 - Tyson Stelzer 2017

One of the value stars of Australian wine; indeed arguably the value star of Australian wine, depending on your taste preferences. This release is Mike Press cabernet sauvignon at its most elegant. It’s ripe but dusty, its flavours building slowly through the palate before shooting out through the finish. You’d reckon this one will cellar (very) well. It’s curranty and smoky with understated volleys of vanilla and cedarwood. Everything feels neat and tidy. It’s an excellent option for medium term cellaring. Alcohol: 14.5%,Drink: 2018-2026; Rating: 91+ Points. Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front

I never cease to be amazed at the ease with which Mike Press strides across all the main varieties in his small vineyard, and handles each wine as if it was his only wine. This is a ridiculously good cabernet at the price, with bell-clear blackcurrant fruit backlit by warm herbs and black olive, the tannins positively silky. Alcohol: 14.5%; Price: $14; Drink: to 2025; Rating: 92 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday Wine Companion