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2018 Pinot Noir | SOLD OUT

Single Vineyard | Adelaide Hills
(2 customer reviews)

$220.00 per 12 bottle case

Variety: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2018
Planted: 1998 with Burgundian 777clone
Vineyard: Mike Press Single Vineyard, Lobethal, Adelaide Hills
Oak Maturation: 6 months in French Oak
Alcohol: 13.8%
When: Drink now or cellar for 5 to 10 years
Food: We all know Pinot and duck are a match made in heaven, but have you tried it with fresh Adelaide Hills cherries? Divine!

Pressed in whole bunches to ensure flavour and integrity of the fruit, the wine holds lovely red and black cherry complemented with earthy tones. The nose shows a fresh violet lift with a spicy complexity on the finish. Soft length on the palate in balance with fine tannins to give it definition and structure.

Mike Press Pinot Noir is an elegant wine with soft dark fruit and a fresh violet lift. This wine has a spicy complexity on the finish, a great example of an expectational Pinot Noir.

“From a single estate, the wine matured in French oak. Has retained its primary crimson hue to an impressive degree; red and black cherry fruit are the flavour drivers, steering provided by some earthy/forestry varietal characters on the long palate. Is there nothing Mike Press can’t do” James Halliday

Mike is in love with the grape of Burgundy and in the words of wine writer Tyson Stelzer of Wine Taste Weekly:

“Mike Press has been working like a demon to refine pinot noir in his single-vineyard at Lobethal, high in the Adelaide Hills …” tysonstelzer.com

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Reviews

  1. Tony Love

    “Pinot Noir as an everyday wine? This single-vineyard, single-clone (777), whole-bunch-pressed creation delivers honest, medium- to fuller-bodied styling. It’s earthy and floral to begin, with generous black cherry fruit notions and a decent flourish of spice to finish. All for an incredible price. Accessible pinot that satisfies varietal expectations.” Special Value
    92 points Silver | Halliday Wine Companion | Feb 2021

  2. James Halliday

    “Estate-grown Dijon clone 777, fruit-thinned three times through growing season resulting in a very intense, deeply coloured wine with a foresty/earthy component couched in generous red and purple fruit. Finish and aftertaste have peacock’s tail characters. Wow!”
    93 points | Drink to 2030 | The Weekend Australian Magazine | Feb 2021

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