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93 pts Wine Enthusiast ‘Editors’ Choice’
A lemon-hued wine, it’s a little closed at the moment, but it hints at great things to come. Its shy aromas of lime, grapefruit, white spice and ginger get a little braver as the wine warms. They lead to rapier-like acidity on the bone-dry palate, which slices through a beautiful, chalky texture full of lime fruit flavors. Pure, balanced and still a baby, this will come alive with bottle age. Drink now–2029.
92 pts James Suckling
A very fresh, juicy and quite intensely flavored riesling with fresh lime juice, stony nuances and fragrant perfume, all combined on a polished, sleek palate.
91 pts Decanter
This is a Clare Valley Riesling with pedigree and 2018 marks the 34th release of the Pikes Traditionale. The nose is bright and punchy with lime, candle wax and honey. The palate is oily but dry with a real kick of acid freshness on the finish and tropical fruit (mango pawpaw) throughout. With 3.5 g/L residual sugar there’s a lick of sweetness too, with adds body and balance. Drinking Window 2020 – 2024
A crisp, light bodied wine made from premium fruit grown on both growers and our estate vineyards at Polish Hill River. Very enjoyable upon release, but cellaring for 7-10 years will reward.
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