Concentrated, rich dark berry fruits with soft, ripe tannins and balanced acidity keeping the structure together. Long and quite elegant.
- SA - Clare Valley
- South Australia
"The workhorse shiraz for Pikes, this has a nice sense of generous flavours matched with smooth, balanced structure. The nose smells of red- and blue-berry compote – some really attractive, bright fragrance here, really fresh. The palate’s soft tannins roll through effortlessly, delivering ripe-plum and blackberry flavours. Ready to drink. "
Rating 92 - Nick Stock, Good Wine Guide 2012
Winery Tasting Notes
Deep red – almost black
Ripe blueberry, plum and black cherry fruit with some dark chocolate and graphite notes as well. These are all complimented by a touch of charry French oak in the background mix.
The palate is soft, juicy and bright with flavours of blueberry and plum dominating the charry French oak and core of dark chocolate running through the mid palate. Fine tannins on the finish add length and a structure to the ripe, plush fruit.
A really nice example of medium bodied Clare Valley Shiraz. No problem to enjoy this wine in its youth, but as usual 4-7+ years will see some development occur in the wine and amply repay those who like more complex, aged characters in their reds.
Roast lamb is a good match.