2017 Traditionale Pikes Polish Hill River Estate
|Origin||Australia, South Australia|
Fresh, crisp and dry as it always is upon release. Finishes clean and dry with just a hint of textural grip. Lots here - lots to come - sophisticated stuff. L&S (Jan 2018)
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Smells like Bircher muesli with fresh apples and sunflower seeds and toasted oats. Healthful and wholesome. Good delivery of flavour and substance at just 11.5%, but £17.55 seems just a little bit steep. Very appley and crunchy and clean. You could basically drink this on a detox. Drinking range: 2018 - 2022 Rating: 16.5 Tamlyn Currin - www.JancisRobinson.com(May 2018)
Lime and grapefruit aromas lead to a palate with refreshing lemon spritz and a hint of wet stones, followed by mouthwatering acidity, real vitality and intensity of flavour, and just a touch of sweetness on the finish. Drinking range: 2018 - 2025 Rating: 93 Decanter Magazine(Nov 2017)
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.
Just like Christmas, this case is a feast for the senses. Hedonistic bouquets and kaleidoscopic palates all round, the angels of flavour will be dancing on your tongue.
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