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2011 Pikes Riesling The Merle Clare Valley
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2011 Pikes Riesling The Merle Clare Valley

Producer: Pikes
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: Riesling
Origin: Australia
Region: Clare Valley

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92 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2013

(12% alcohol):  Pale, bright yellow.  Vibrant, mineral-drenched orchard fruit, lemon rind and honeysuckle aromas are deepened by notes of honey and fresh fig.  Racy and precise, with excellent cut to its lemon curd and underripe pear flavors.  The lemon note comes back on the long, clinging finish.  I like this riesling's blend of depth and vivacity.

91+ Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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