Pikes E.W.P. Shiraz is named after the Pikes co-founder Edgar Walter Pike and is made with fruit off the family property. And like much of the Pikes range, these are wines that show an elegant side to the Clare Valley. They are not overly dense and rich, but what they do have is fantastic character and depth of fruit – they are wines that tease you to dive in deeper for a second and third glass, particularly their E.W.P. Shiraz.
For Clare Shiraz, it does not have massive colour but don’t let that put you off as there are many layers of fruit – violets, clove, earth and mulberry which are more savoury than sweet. Again in the mouth it is only mid-weight with touches of tar and licorice on top of black fruits on a palate that is long, subtle and gives up more complexity with every sip. Superb balance overall with fine-grained tannins closing out a delicious package. Loved this and it would match up well with simple roast lamb with rosemary.
You can buy the wine here.