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Pikes The Merle Riesling 2015

Clare Valley
96 Points

96 Points Ralph Kyte-Powell & Jeremy Oliver
95+ Points Gary Walsh


$45.00 $39.95

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 Another terrific vintage of “Merle” that will not harm its reputation as one Clare’s finest Riesling examples. For those who like their Rieslings crisp and fresh with a little texture it will appeal immediately, but for those who like complex lemon butter and toastiness of bottle aged Clare Valley Riesling you can cellar it for 8-15 years.
Typically restrained for a young “Merle” displaying pristine aromas of lime, lemon and stone fruits along with a hint of wet slate and talc. On the palate again restrained / subtle with the citrus characters the main drivers, but once the acid kicks in the whole thing livens up and the textural / talc elements of the palate are apparent. It displays great length of flavour and a pureness that typifies this vineyard.
“Cut fennel, lime, slight spice and and almost peachy freshness. Light, tight, still very young and uncomplicated, but the energy and vigour is on full display. Clean acidity, light chalkiness, long crunchy finish. Wonderful purity and purpose.” – 95+ Points Gary Walsh
“Pikes’ top Riesling has superb aromas of musky florals, citris, white peach, cinnamon and steel. It’s concentrated yet finely poised, with a lingering finish.” – 96 Points Ralph Kyte-Powell
“Very complete, stylish and elegant, this is a traditional, tightly shaped Australian riesling with just a hint of residual sweetness. Pristine and perfumed, its deep bouquet of blue and white flowers, lime juice and lemon pith precedes a long, racy palate whose translucently clear and penetrative flavours are backed by a fine underlying slatey texture. It finishes with freshness, persistence and clarity, with lingering mineral and almost savoury notes. Superb.” – 96 Points Jeremy Oliver


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