Neil Pike made a name for himself at the eponymous winery in the Clare Valley, most notably for his scintillating Rieslings. After early retirement, it did not take long before Neil found himself back in the saddle, sourcing fruit from a favourite Watervale vineyard. The result is the first wine for a new label, ‘Limefinger’. A cracking effort from what might be considered not the finest vintage the region has ever seen.
The old master has not lost his touch. It is fine, lean, focused and well balanced. Steely backbone with citrus notes, lime and grapefruit. Excellent length and finely balanced. Everything suggests an exciting future, for this wine and the new operation. You can purchase the wine here.