“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.
Another step forward in the evolution of the E.W.P. Shiraz style is emerging. It has richness and power, but is not a “blockbuster” by any means.
- SA - Clare Valley
- South Australia
A pure and ripe expression of essency blackberry pastille, ironstone and charcuterie complexity; medium-bodied and refined with silky tannins, and polished red and black fruits, mixed with florals, that linger elegantly for a very long time.
Rating 95 - Drink by 2025 - Ben Edwards, James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion (FEB/2012)
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2009 “The E.W.P.” Shiraz reveals intense notes of ripe blackcurrants, black cherries and crushed blackberries with hints of peppered salami, smoked bacon, aniseed and lavender. Full bodied and generously fruited with rich, ripe black berry and complimentary savory flavors, it has a good foundation of refreshing acidity and medium to firm rounded tannins. The finish is long with plenty of spice and berry layers. Approachable now, it should cellar to 2018+.
Rating 92 - Drink: 2012 - 2018 Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, eRobertParker.com (FEB/2012)
Winery Tasting Notes
Deep red, crimson hue.
Ripe blackberry, cherry and blueberry with hints of spice, coffee grounds and graphite. Also some attractive grilled meat notes.
The palate is full of ripe berries, chocolate and savory oak, backed up by silky tannins and balanced acidity that provide an excellent structure for graceful ageing.
Under screwcap this wine will still be drinking nicely in 15 – 20 years time.
Great match with a ripe, soft cheese.