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Sunday, 15 May 2011

Mike Press Adelaide Hills Shiraz 2009

Ignore the price, enjoy the wine.  Find some - it's sold out ex-winery - enjoy a couple of bottles now, but enjoy it in five years time.

Beautiful perfume of sweet American Oak; mulberries, black fruits and a touch of cola.  Smooth, velvet glove-like palate.  This slides around the palate.  Acid - perfectly pitched against the presence of oak.  Mike Press is a product of Penfolds and is unashamedly a fan of the use of American oak.

The finish demonstrates a mocha-ish note, but the wine's success lies in its persistence of flavour.  It looks simply stunning over a number of days.

Source: Retail, Purvis Cellars
Price: $12.50
Alcohol: 14%
Closure: Screwcap


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