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. 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. Difficult to see this maturing before 2025.
- SA - Clare Valley
- South Australia
Ripe dark fruits, plums and dark berries, some dates, plum pudding, Xmas cake and spices, glace cherries etc. Supple, full and rich palate, ripe dark cherry and dark plum flavours. Ripe and rich, supple and dense with a lightness and some savoury edges. Supple and balanced. Rating 93, Nick Stock WBM (MAR/2011)
Winery Tasting Notes
Deep red, almost black.
Super ripe blackberry and plum with spice, coffee grounds and dark chocolate. Also has notes of roasted meats and grilled nuts. Quite complex.
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.
A complex wine typical of the E.W.P. style that is emerging. It has power, but is not a blockbuster.
Under screwcap it will still be drinking nicely in 20 years time.