RIESLING

2015 'The Merle' Pikes Polish Hill River Estate

Grapes Riesling
Colour White
Origin Australia, South Australia
ABV 12.5%

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

James Suckling writing about Pikes in 2018 says 'They’re good, consistent wines packed with soulful interest, offering great value.' We certainly agree and are delighted to still be working together after more than 20 years. 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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