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Mike Press Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc

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Classic passionfruit and guava tropical fruits, a hint of grassiness and loads of flavour. 

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Produced from the Kenton Valley vineyard which sits at an elevation of 500m high in the Adelaide Hills. Planted in 1998, which supplies all of the fruit for the Mike Press label. This full style of Sauvignon Blanc has been picked fully ripe and made in a full and pungent ripe style.

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Mike Press Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc

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Tyson Stelzer (2013 Vintage) says
Single vineyard, high altitude sauvignon is unheard of for this price and 2013 is one of the best from Mike Press yet. It’s been harvested at the optimum moment of ripeness, capturing crunchy pink lady apples, lemon zest, guava and blackcurrant bud, with a fragrant air of lilies. High altitude acidity defines a taut spine, softly mineral texture and impressive persistence.
James Halliday (2013 Vintage) says
As ever, estate-grown, and exceptional value for money. Quartz-white; as pure a sauvignon blanc in the Adelaide Hills idiom as one could hope for: passionfruit, citrus and gooseberry trip along lightly, leaving the mouth fresh and clean thanks to crisp acidity. A harbinger of a great vintage.
James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
As ever, the estate-grown Mike Press wines punch way above their price weight; citrus, grass and tropical aromas and flavours are intertwined, providing a palate with good structure and length. Sauvignon blanc did very well in South Australia in ¥12.
James Halliday's top value wines $20 & under
Tyson Stelzer (2012 Vintage) says
The finest vintage for Mike Press Sauvignon yet? No question. Picked at the perfect instant of ripeness, it captures exuberant and flamboyant fruit reminiscent of lime zest, guava, frangipane and rockmelon. As crunchy and fresh as ever, with impressive length and balance that comes from vines that have now reached their teen years.
Wine Taste Special Edition 74
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
The label is as uncluttered, fresh and precise as the wine, both delivering their message with subtle power (oxymoronic, I know). This wine has depth and concentration coming from the grapes, not from technical wizardry in the winery. The flavours are tightly woven together, initially citrus and mineral, with a farewell of tropical on the finish. Drink over the next 12 months and then move onto the 2012.
Halliday's Top 100 Aussie Wines 2011 2011
Tyson Stelzer (2011 Vintage) says
Water white and fresh as. Shot with granny smith apples, lime drops and lemon zest, with a juicy middle and soft, clean finish. Drink right away.
Wine100 2011
Tyson Stelzer (2010 Vintage) says
Forget those looming towers of Kiwi cleanskins at the barn stores because this is where savvy is at this year, and there’s no asparagus, tinned peas or cat’s pee to be found. Crunchy, clean, fresh and immaculate, this is a concentrated and powerful sauvignon, packed with juicy passionfruit and zesty kaffir lime.
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Pale straw; an aromatic bouquet at the grassy/gooseberry end of the spectrum, characters that flow through to the quite intense and long palate. As ever, exceptional value.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
A bright and zesty sauvignon that offers terrific value and packs plenty of fruity punch. Citrus, passionfruit, melon and grassy accents are all here and accounted for. Intense passionfruit and sugar-laced finish.
The Good Wine Guide 2011

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