At Polar’s old Australian Tasting. Dr Pete (Polar) has been a long time collector of Mount Mary, one of Australia’s Premium Cabernet blends and this was certainly an Old one. Opened as very Cowyard and manure but definitely no Brett. Less than medium weight but totally classy. Obviously past its best but I liked it - a curio. — 14 days ago
Estate situated in the quaint Polish Hill sub region of South Australia’s Clare Valley. Brothers Andrew & Neil Pike established Pikes in 1984 and continue to manage today. Pale lemon with pronounced aromas of citrus & stone fruits adding floral notes. On the palate flavors of lemon/lime, peach & pineapple with honey and toasty biscuit notes. Medium+ finish ending with wet stone character. Very Good, some bottle age will benefit. — 10 hours ago
Very nice. Needs to lay down a few more years. — 13 days ago
Amazingly a deep dark ruby for its age. Trademark aromas of camphor/menthol. Fine sandy persistent tannins. A full bodied old fashioned Australian Red still going strong at 25 years of age and still with a future. Still fresh, strong and vibrant. Last of a Dozen. Much of the early plummy notes have morphed into something more savoury but the camphor notes remain and compliment the overall result and identity of the wine. — 20 days ago
medium violet; plum, violets, licorice, mint, baking spices; dark fruit; medium tannin, medium+ acidity, 14.2% ABV; made from 100% organically grown Pinot Noir, 50% whole cluster, fermented with native yeasts, aged 20 months in 30% new French oak; $32 for 375 mL — 2 hours ago
Chardonnay, not Pinot...
Loads of butterscotch. Tropical fruit, citrus, slight minerality. Definite notes of new oak. — 13 days ago