Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Mike Press Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Mike Press is located in Kenton Valley in the Adelaide Hills which is more renowned for cherries and a golf course rather than grape growing. I propose that Mike should add the sub-region as well as the Adelaide Hills. It is good to promote districts.


Mike Press Cabernet Sauvignon 2011


The father of affordable stylish wines has done well with the 2011 vintage. The oak is prominent but the flavours of Crushed leaves, dried herbs and cassis over take the oak on day 3. The mid-pale is rather sweet but it makes it so easy to drink. It’s not a sipping wine but would work well with a side of meat on the BBQ and a group of friends. If you leave it in the cellar I think the savoury quality of Cabernet will win out.  The amount of oak in this wine suggests that you will need to cellar it for a while but if you want to drink it now just open it in the morning before you go to work and leave the cap off.


Alcohol: 14%

Price: $14

Rated: 85
Drink: Now – 2020

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