Pike & Joyce, Pinot Noir, Lenswood, Adelaide Hills, 2012

95
Tasted by: Roger Jones, Justin Knock MW, Anthony Rose
Drinking Window: 2015 - 2025
<p>Established in the ultra-cool, high-elevation village of Lenswood, the Pike &amp; Joyce project is a joint venture between two families of differing origins and experience. The Pike family has a pedigree of high-quality wine production in the Clare Valley and the Joyce family are fifth generation horticulturalists that joined together by marriage and teamed up to establish this 25-hectare estate in 1998. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay have demonstrated they are ideally suited to the terroir here, boosted to a new pinnacle by the outstanding 2012 vintage.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em><strong>Roger Jones</strong></em><br /> Sweet and delicate palate with great balance between controlled fruit and silky smooth oak. Hints of Asian spices; this would be great with Peking duck as you get lovely Chinese plum jam nuances from this. Complete.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em><strong>Justin Knock</strong></em><br /> Showstopping whole-bunch aromatics. Autumnal wood smoke, Lapsang Souchong tea, lavender and beautiful yet indefinable red fruits. Really sublime, classy and complex; almost otherworldly.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em><strong>Anthony Rose</strong></em><br /> Fine strawberry aromatic quality with lovely spicy oak. There is a seductively juicy mulberry fruit richness, incisive acidity and firm tannins with a firm dry, savoury feel to the finish.</p>
Producer
Pike & Joyce
Brand
Pinot Noir
Vintage
2012
Colour
Red
Country
Australia
Region
Adelaide Hills
Alcohol
13.50%