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Defining wines of Australia

The Halliday Wine Companion website is featuring an article by Iain Riggs of the Hunter Valley estate Brokenwood, in which gives ‘his take on Australian winemaking and defining wines’. We were delighted to see Pikes’ Riesling Traditionale 2016 at the top of his list:

The multi-trophy winning 2016 The Merle may be hard done by, but the consistency and expression of Clare riesling fruit in the ‘Trad’ is always impressive. I opened six bottles of 2002 Clare riesling from different producers for the judges at the Wine Show of Western Australia in 2016, all under screw cap, and the Pikes was the pick by far – at 14 years a stellar example of aged Riesling.

You can read the full article here.