94 pts James Halliday Aug 2020
Traditional by all means as it winds its way across the palate in typical Pikes style, offering as much today as it will in 5+ years time. It has the full range of riesling flavour at a minimal alcohol level.
91 pts James Suckling Aug 2020
Super fresh and gently flinty riesling that has bright lemon and crushed-stone notes on offer with a soft, drinkable palate. Salty, minerally and lemony finish. Drink now. Screw cap.
Color: Brilliant pale green.Aroma: Fragrant aromas of kaffir lime, lemon and talc. Maybe some subtle feijoa aromas too. It displays the clarity and purity of dry Clare Valley Riesling from an excellent vintage.
Palate: Fresh, bright and delicate, the citrus fruit provides up front flavor while the mouth-watering spine of acidity elevates the wine to a clean, dry crescendo. Delicious.
This is the 35th release of this much-loved wine. The “Trad” is always a lovely drink upon release, but 5 -7 years in the cellar will rewardthose who like a little bottle age. Drink with any seafood really, but it’s pairing with fresh shucked SA oysters is hard to top.