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  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035

The Story

Traditionale makes a lovely drink as a youngster, but will definitely improve in the bottle for 6-10 years + for those who like Riesling with a little age. I am yet to discover a better Oyster wine than young, dry Clare Valley Riesling. 

Aroma:A very attractive aroma dominated by lemon/lime/citrus nuances and maybe some yellow peach. Flecks of bath powder and wet slate are also in the mix.   

Palate:Fresh, crisp and dry; the palate is brimming with the lemon/lime/slate characters mentioned above, all nicely balanced by bright acidity that provides much of the drive to the finish.  

 

 

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Never a vintage with a great rep, in the wonderful vertical of riesling that the team at Pikes put on in late 2010, this was one of those wines that far exceeded its vintage. Lovely lemony custard notes. There is a hint of spiced honey. Also a creamy note largely re the texture. Lots of lovely developing characters. This is a wine that “sleeps” at the moment. 94
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Origin

Adelaide Hills, South Australia

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 Ken Gargett, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  ‘Traditionale’ Riesling 2003  ( Pikes )

"Never a vintage with a great rep, in the wonderful vertical of riesling that the team at Pikes put on in late 2010, this was one of those wines that far exceeded its vintage.
Lovely lemony custard notes. There is a hint of spiced honey. Also a creamy note largely re the texture. Lots of lovely developing characters.
This is a wine that “sleeps” at the moment.
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