Pikes `The E.W.P.` Reserve Shiraz 2009 (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

“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.

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

Expert Reviews

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

Colour

Deep red, crimson hue.

Aroma

Ripe blackberry, cherry and blueberry with hints of spice, coffee grounds and graphite. Also some attractive grilled meat notes.

Palate

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.

Cellaring

Under screwcap this wine will still be drinking nicely in 15 – 20 years time.

Food Matching

Great match with a ripe, soft cheese.

Vintage
2009
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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