Restrained and supple

Pikes Eastside Shiraz 2015, Clare Valley, AUD $28

There are many elements to the nose of this wine. Mixed berry jam, a little crushed herb and a lick of spice. The palate is medium in weight with lovely, ripe, supple fruit that is bright and lively though not over-fruity. There is a restraint to the palate, which I enjoy, and the tannins are fine and balanced. (Screwcap)

Score: 91 ★★★★ – view Toni’s original tasting

Alcohol: 14%

Ageing: now to 2022

Food: Slow roasted lamb leg with oregano

Stockists: Pikes Wines; Fine Wine Partners, Sydney (AU distributors); EuroVintage, Auckland (NZ distributors)

Ranked #17 of 36 2015 Shiraz from Mount Lofty Ranges

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