Mike Press


Basket Press Barossa Valley Shiraz 2016

Only got a sip of this one - it disappeared rather quickly. It has become a cult wine in Australia and priced accordingly. Made from grapes sourced from old dry grown vineyards aged from 60 to 140 years old. It is always lush silky and moreish. Fruit and nut milk chocolate. Seamless. Hard not to like it. — a month ago

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Ron R

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One of my all time faves. 15 years ago, this was modestly priced. Alas, times have changed...
Bob McDonald

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@Ron R Yes Ron - just checking a few sites online. Prices range from $200 to $240 per bottle in AUD. It seems not all that long ago it was around $80 to $90. It’s all relative. I remember paying $12.50 for the 1982 Hill of Grace in the mid 1980’s.

Ntsiki Biyela

Aslina Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

I haven’t had a new world cab Sauvignon in ages. This maker gets some press as she is working in a former apartheid state, but really this wine deserves kudos: most of all contains tension & a wirey ness that belies its cab Sauvignon credentials. Serious chocolate notes. Drink it on cold room temp side & you will be happy. Good wet winter night wine. — 10 days ago

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Bodegas Olarra

Cerro Añon Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

Very nice wine dis not decant but opened and hour before drinking, but matured when pouring the second glass; guess I should have decanted after all. CertInly want more, thank you Mike & Gill Thompson for brining this from wimbledon wine cellar. Soft but strong fruit, blackberry, lovely. — a day ago

Corinna Edge
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Myriad Cellars

Three Twins Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

This is a phenomenal wine from @Mike Smith ... so good with tomahawk steaks tonight!! — 14 hours ago

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Carlisle Winery & Vineyards

Hayne Vineyard Zinfandel 2013

Persistent pepper and plum. Sadly, The next to last village in which Mike Officer had access to this vineyard. — 12 days ago


Uigeadail The Ultimate Islay Single Malt Scotch Whiskey

Mike Pence can eat a dick — 18 days ago

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Slow Press

California Cabernet Sauvignon

Loved it first glass to last — a month ago

Myriad Cellars

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

PNP, excellent as always @Mike Smith ; Great
Winemaker! Cheers 🍇🍷👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
— 21 days ago

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50th Parallel Estate

Okanagan Valley Pinot Gris 2017

Very enjoyable, smooth Pinot. (From Leila & Mike) — 20 days ago

Nicole et Romain Chanrion

Perle de Gamay White Blend 2018

Unique. Direct press Gamay from Romain Chanrion (son of Nicole) rendering a white Gamay wine. The nose leads you to believe this will be crisp & mineral, but there is a delightful richness on the palate. Plenty of bright citrus & acidity for days, but also a fruity pear note which adds some complexity. A great wine to stick in either a Chablis or Chenin Blanc blond tasting as a ringer. Very nice — 5 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Wow, quite unique.
Tegan Marriott

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Interesting find


Ditto on Severn’s comment!