Pikes `EWP` Reserve Shiraz 2006 (6 x 750mL), Clare Valley,SA.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
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Overview

A complex wine that changes in the glass as it breathes. It is a substantial wine that still manages to retain a degree of elegance.The palate is rich, soft and powerful with chocolate, cherry and charry oak the main drivers, backed up nicely by silky tannins and enough acidity to keep the palate focused and finish long and persistent.

Region:
SA - Clare Valley
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

"Sourced exclusively from estate vineyards out in the Polish Hill River district of the Clare Valley, this is an elegant yet structured and very complete take on Shiraz. The nose starts with a flurry of fragrant, spicy lift (2% Viognier no doubt helps it along), then comes serious dark-fleshed plum, chocolate and spice, earthy edges too. The palate has rich flavour from start to finish, plenty of fine, dense tannins all nicely arranged in long, structured shape, finishing with absolute balance and set to build further complexity in time. Style and grace." Rating 94 - Nick Stock, Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010, Nick Stock (01/Dec/2009)

"Medium- to full-bodied, consistent style loaded with ripe fruit but not burdened with oak, fabulous length of flavour and balance." Rating 90 - Robert Geddes MW, Australian Wine Vintages 2011 (01/Aug/2010)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Deep red, almost black.

Aroma

Super ripe blackberry and plum with spice, coffee grounds and dark chocolate. Also has notes of roasted meats and grilled nuts. Quite complex.

Palate

The palate is rich, soft and powerful with chocolate, cherry and charry oak the main drivers, backed up nicely by silky tannins and enough acidity to keep the palate focused and finish long and persistent.

Cellaring Potential

Difficult to see this maturing before 2025.

Wine Background

“The E.W.P.” is named after the patriarch of the family - Edgar Walter Pike. Edgar has been a grape grower since the early 1960’s and has been an integral part of the development of the vineyards and winery since 1984.

Vintage
2006
Region
SA - Clare Valley
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.5%

Winery Profile

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Pikes Vintners is an iconic family owned and operated winery set amongst the hills and valleys of South Australia's beautiful Clare Valley.

Established in 1984 the winery and vineyards are situated in the historic and picturesque Polish Hill River sub region on the eastern side of the Clare Valley. The climate in this area is cooler and the soils are quite different compared to the rest of the region, imparting distinctive flavours and aromas to the wines.

Pikes is best known for its world class Riesling, but is becoming increasingly recognized for high quality, elegant red wines and their ever popular Sauvignon Blanc Semillon blend. Pikes have also been a leader in planting new and alternative varieties to the district including Sangiovese, Pinot Grigio and Viognier. Pikes also produces Pikes Oakbank- a sparkling Pilsener style beer.

The distinctive English Pike fish appears on all Pikes products.

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