£25.95 per bottle
Pike’s greatest statement of Riesling is the single vineyard ‘Merle’ bottling. In a moment of genius Neil and Andrew Pike decided to bottle separately a particular plot of their vineyard which continually produced superior juice. The Merle was born and with it has come some fabulous critical reviews. Classic aromas of crushed lime leaf and citrus blossom initially, then some more subtle slatey/flinty notes. The palate is crisp, fresh and slightly talcy/slatey, but has enough fruit concentration to keep it all in balance. The citrus characters emerge more as the wine opens up in the glass exhibiting great length and poise. Another terrific vintage of “The Merle”. It will certainly appeal immediately to those who like fresh, young Rieslings, but for those who like a little more complexity of bottle aged Riesling cellaring for 7 -12 + years is recommended. This is a genuinely great wine!
James Suckling – June 27, 2019 – 95 points “Fascinating melon, lime and green-apple character with hints of crushed stone and minerals. Full bodied, dry and creamy textured. Love the focus and purity to this wine.”
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