Pikes Eastside Shiraz 2008

Pikes, a reliable source of Clare Valley riesling, also produce a well priced shiraz from the same region.  Their 2008 Eastside Shiraz is deep purple in colour, with evident tears around the glass.  It appears particularly youthful in the glass.  Aromas of pepper, spices, black fruits, good quality cedary oak (if a little separate), a touch of herbs and tea leaves.  On the palate, medium to high acidity, medium length, lowish tannins and bursting blackberries.  This is enjoyable, teeth staining, drinking at a reasonable price.  86 points.

Abv: 14.5%
Price: $20-$30
Website: http://www.pikeswines.com.au
Clare Valley
July 18, 2011

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