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2018 Shiraz

Single Vineyard | Adelaide Hills
(3 customer reviews)

$175.00 per 12 bottle case

Variety: Shiraz
Vintage: 2018
Planted: 1998 with 100-year-old cuttings from a Springton vineyard
Vineyard: Mike Press Single Vineyard, Lobethal, Adelaide Hills
Oak Maturation: American Oak for 12 months
Alcohol: 14.7%
When: Drink now or cellar for 5 to 10 years
Food: Team it up with your favourite red meat and you will never be disappointed.Think steak and chips, roast beef and gravy, lamb chops with salad; whichever way you go, it’s a winner!

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 20 years old. The conditions of 2018 vintage have produced another great Shiraz.

Loaded with intense fruit flavours, it is drinking well now but will age gracefully for years to come.

Shiraz 2018 Tasting Note

Reviews

  1. Ralph Kyte-Powell

    “Dark shiraz with very ripe berry character, hints of spice, and resinous aromas on the nose. It’s smooth, sweetly ripe, spicy, and unfussed, with soft tannins offering good support”
    86/100 | The Real Review | Sep 2020

  2. Campbell Mattinson

    “The price/quality ratio here is remarkable. As it is pretty much every year.
    Buy. Drink. Order some more. Repeat. This release has been so well turned out. Plum, black cherry, vanilla and toast flavours. Svelte texture. Fine-grained, well-meshed tannin. It’s all in order, it’s all been done well. You can drink this now. You can drink it in five years. Mike Press Shiraz does it again.”
    92 points | The Winefront | Oct 2020

  3. Tyson Stelzer

    “Mike Press’ shiraz vines celebrated their 20th birthday in 2018, and put on quite a show! A cool March provided reprieve to a warm end to summer, facilitating long, slow ripening and great flavour development. The result is an impressive hue of medium, vibrant purple, announcing a flamboyant style that rejoices in enticingly glossy black and red fruits of all kinds, underlined by the dark chocolate of 12 months in American oak barrels. Mike has strategically morphed this label into a more approachable style since the 2016 vintage, accenting juicy fruit and downplaying oak and tannins. It works to compelling effect in this warm season, pulled into line impeccably by the vital fourth ingredient in this equation: the tension of Adelaide Hills acidity, bringing structure and integrity.”
    92 Points | #9 Top 12 Oz under $25 for 2020 | Sep 2020

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