For the 8th year in a row we have wines in Halliday's Top 100 and this year James has chosen 3 of our wines.
Here is what was said about them in this years Top 100 release:
MIKE PRESS ADELAIDE HILLS SAUVIGNON BLANC 2016
Sub-$20 sauvignon blancs often wobble around the mouth with vague tropical fruits, neither seeking nor delivering pause for thought. This has vital cut and thrust to its array of snow pea, gooseberry and guava flavours, the package neatly tied by no-nonsense acidity.
MIKE PRESS SINGLE VINEYARD ADELAIDE HILLS CHARDONNAY 2016
At this price it is inconceivable the wine should have inhabited a barrel, no matter how old, but there is a savoury bite adding texture to the palate - the result of skin contact, perhaps. Press again achieves the impossible.
MIKE PRESS ADELAIDE HILLS PINOT NOIR 2015
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/foresty varietal characters on the long palate. Is there nothing Mike Press can't do.
James Halliday, 2016 Top 100, Weekend Australian, 19 November 2016