Pikes The E. W. P. Reserve Shiraz 2020


My pick of the Reserve range, but only by a whisker. No E.W. P. was made in 2019, so this is a welcome return. A seriously good Shiraz which drinks well above the reputation of the vintage. Chocolate and cherry notes, coffee grinds, warm earth and animal skins. There is intensity and balance here, with great length. A red which sits alongside the best of the Clare with fine tannins and serious length. Young now, obviously, and with at least a decade of great drinking ahead of it.