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Pikes Riesling Clare Valley 2005

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Neil and Andrew Pike have again produced a stunning zesty dry Riesling. On the nose there are racy citrus notes with hints of minerals and talc. Take a sip and the intense yet elegant citrus flavors dance on your tongue. Extraordinary length on the finish no doubt assisted by optimum acidity and lovely slatey mineral notes. Drink now or let this evolve over the next 5 to 8 years into a stunner.

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Englishman Henry Pike immigrated to South Australia in 1878 aboard the HMS Oakland. He settled in the small town of Oakbank in the Adelaide Hills and in 1886 established the family brewing business called H. Pike & Co. This name became well known throughout South Australia for its quality beer, soft drink and tonic ale, and the company used the English Pike fish on the label, which remains to t... Read more
Englishman Henry Pike immigrated to South Australia in 1878 aboard the HMS Oakland. He settled in the small town of Oakbank in the Adelaide Hills and in 1886 established the family brewing business called H. Pike & Co. This name became well known throughout South Australia for its quality beer, soft drink and tonic ale, and the company used the English Pike fish on the label, which remains to this day - a symbol of Pikes' long heritage. The sale of H. Pike & Co. in 1972 did not end the family tradition. Henry Pike's great grandson Edgar was well established in the wine industry as a private vigneron and as a vineyard manager for a large proprietary wine company. His sons, Andrew and Neil, have both followed in their father's footsteps. Since graduating from Roseworthy Agricultural College both have become proficient in their separate fields within the wine industry - Andrew in viticulture and management, and Neil in winemaking and marketing. Together they established Pikes in 1984 in the beautiful Clare Valley and have prided themselves on making premium table wines that reflect variety, vintage and regional characteristics. Varieties grown include Riesling - the flagship for which Pikes have become best known for. Others include Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Viognier, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Sangiovese, Merlot and Tempranillo. Approximately 35,000 cases are produced and exported to about twelve countries around the globe. Read less

Member Reviews for Pikes Riesling Clare Valley

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Snooth User: sfquixote
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3.00 5
11/30/2008

A classic dry style riesling with plenty of refreshing citrus fruit acid flavors.

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  • External Reviews for Pikes Riesling Clare Valley

    External Review
    Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
    05/23/2011

    Scents of green apple, lime and wet stones set the stage for the appealing, mouthwatering flavors of green apple and lime that follow. Has nicely delineated flavors, just falls a tiny bit short on the finish.


    External Review
    Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
    05/23/2011

    Light gold. Pear, nectarine and apple aromas complicated by stone, petrol and flowers; very riesling. Round and gentle, with ripe orchard fruit flavors given shape and precision by dry mineral tones. A juicy, fresh riesling that offers a nice mix of ripe and tangy fruits and finishes on a bright note of lime zest.


    External Review
    Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
    05/23/2011

    The bone dry, elegant 2005 Dry Riesling exhibits notes of dried pit fruits, grapefruit, and earth. Fresh, light to medium-bodied, and austerely dry, it should drink well for 1-2 years.



    Neil and Andrew Pike have again produced a stunning zesty dry Riesling. On the nose there are racy citrus notes with hints of minerals and talc. Take a sip and the intense yet elegant citrus flavors dance on your tongue. Extraordinary length on the finish no doubt assisted by optimum acidity and lovely slatey mineral notes. Drink now or let this evolve over the next 5 to 8 years into a stunner.

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