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2017 Cabernet Sauvignon

Single Vineyard | Adelaide Hills
(3 customer reviews)

$175.00 per 12 bottle case

Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage: 2017
Planted: 1999 with Reynella Selection and CW44 clones
Vineyard: Mike Press Single Vineyard, Lobethal, Adelaide Hills
Oak Maturation: 18 Months in French and American Oak Barrels
Alcohol: 14.5%
When: Drink now or cellar for 10+ years
Food: Pairs very well with roast lamb, mint jelly and all the trimmings!

21-year-old vines on a single vineyard block in Lobethal planted in 1998 produce well-structured medium to full-bodied cabernet. The 2017 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 capsicum and 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.

Download Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Tasting Note


  1. James Halliday

    “The cool ’17 vintage produced naturally elegant wines. This was matured for 18 months in used French and American barrels that imparted texture without intruding on the juicy fruit flavours – blackcurrant, black olive, bay leaf and a speckle of mint.”
    94 points | Drink to 2030 | The Weekend Australian Magazine | Feb 2021

  2. Tyson Stelzer

    “It’s cold up there at Mike and Judy Press’ place high in the Adelaide Hills, and 2017 was the coolest and latest harvest in some years. Cabernet is always the last to ripen, and Mike had to work hard with diligent yield control to achieve ripeness. He’s done an impressive job, achieving a core of blackcurrant fruit backed by varietal notes of capsicum and leaf, more apparent on the nose than the palate. Maturation for 16 months in French and American oak barrels has built a compelling backdrop of dark chocolate, and seamless integration of perfectly ripe, fine-grained tannins. Without the precision and carry on the finish of the great vintages, it’s a lesser release in the grand lineage of this label. Nonetheless, a good result for medium-term cellaring, and testimony to hard work in the vines in this tricky season.”
    89 points | Sep 2020

  3. Stuart Knox

    “Intense and deep red colour to the rim. Blackcurrants, cedar and wood polish aromatics. Bright crunch of black fruits on attack. Good drive and length. It rolls into the middle-palate and softens its flow, with some silky oak tannins caressing the tongue. A hint of olive, coffee-grounds and graphite give savoury interest.”
    90 points | The Real Review

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