Pikes Shiraz Tempranillo 'Los Companeros' Clare Valley 2020
|Region||Australia, South Australia, Clare Valley|
Medium deep red. Aromas of red and blue jubey fruits, intertwined with five spice. Charry oak and some herbal characters adding complexity. The soft blue and red berry characters follow on to the palate. Shiraz providing a mouthful of plush spicy-sweet fruit, whilst Tempranillo plays its hand by contributing a deliciously rustic, savory tannin profile.
Blend: 81% Shiraz, 19% Tempranillo
This feels fun. A juicy, vivacious and slurpy red with quiet complexity. Scents of raspberry, cherry cola, anise, mint and eucalyptus. Sloshes around the palate nicely, almost jelly in texture with cool acidity underlying. Flavours roll around with more of the raspberry, cherry and anise with a dash of white pepper, too. A jolly good time to be had. Could also handle a light chill.