2015 'The Merle' Pikes Polish Hill River Estate
|Origin||Australia, South Australia|
Pristine length and line define one of the greatest Rieslings that I have ever tasted from Pikes. From a single block of the Pike's Polish Hill River vineyard, this is a compellingly closed, calm and tightly coiled expression of the Merle, with impressive restraint for the 2015 season. Its delicately fragrant, impeccably honed and linear on a razor sharp palate of high-strung tension and tremendous endurance - 12.5% Rating: 96-96 James Halliday - winecompanion.com.au (Mar 2016)
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Pikes Polish Hill River Estate
Owned by the Pike brothers, one of whom (Andrew) was for many years the senior viticulturist with Southcorp, the other (Neil) a former winemaker at Mitchells. Pikes now has its own winery, with Neil Pike presiding.
Generously constructed and flavoured wines are the order of the day, but wines which also have a restraint and a drinkability far ahead of some of the 'maximum one glass' reds that seem to dominate Australian shows and exports.
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