Pikes The E.W.P Reserve Clare Valley Shiraz 2020
95 POINT RATED JAMES HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION PIKES FLAGSHIP THE E.W.P RESERVE SHIRAZ
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- 95 POINT RATED HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION
- 95 POINTS RAY JORDAN WINE PILOT
- 91 POINT RATED HUON HOOKE
- AWARD WINNER AT CLARE WINE SHOW & MELBOURNE WINE SHOW
A deep cherry red. Highly perfumed with a complex bouquet of aromatic spice, liquorice, red, blue and black fruit balanced with a hint of charry French oak. Medium to full bodied, with red cherries and black bramble fruits featuring prominently. Hints of white pepper and Chinese 5 spice adding intrigue. A seamless, long finish of bright acidity, and savoury tannins built by whole bunch ferment and judicious use of oak.
95 Points Erin Larkin Wine Companion
Wow – loads of fresh shaved deli meat here, with black cherries, kirsch, clove, star anise, pink peppercorn and licorice. In the mouth, the wine is pert and finer than expected from the meaty introduction, yet it does not waver from its savoury roots. Very good, very long, and more-ish for its bacon fat and maple vibes. Like it.
95 Points Ray Jordan Wine Pilot
Small vintage after a challenging lead up and poor flowering, but oh my, did things turn for the better then, with deep concentration and refined poise features of an excellent wine as part of a super range. It is so bright and luminous with its brilliant fruit presentation. All the reds are wild fermented, largely hand plunged and bottled unfiltered. So, you are getting a real expression of that wonderful Clare soil. A wine of great poise and charm.
91 Points Huon Hooke, The Real Review
Deep, solid red/purple colour. Reserved aromas of plum and blackberry sheened with a savoury earthiness, the palate medium-bodied and soft, forward and earthy, with grainy but supple tannins gently firming the finish. It's tight at its core and promises to reward some cellaring.
Clare Valley Wine Show 2021
Melbourne Royal Wine Awards 2021
A warm dry growing season, followed by 60mm in January and one of the coolest February's on record resulted in small crop levels with a high concentration of flavour. As a single vineyard wine, this is an excellent showcase for the unique expression of Shiraz grown on our Polish Hill Rever Estate.
A combination of inoculated and spontaneous natural fermentation on skins for an average of 14 days in open vats. Gentle cap management using compressed air to protect aromatic qualities of the wine.
Clare Valley, South Australia
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