A distinctive take on Australian Fiano from Pikes. A nod and a wink to texture and nigh medium-bodied, I can see this having broad appeal. It’s going down well with Vietnamese rice paper roles as a I type.
It’s minty and a tad herbaceous. Stonefruits fill out the somewhat yielding mid-palate with seashells, lemon and nuts chiming in on the finish. A hint of orange blossom on the nose. It doesn’t fall entirely within my desired parameters for the variety but if I ignore my neo-platonic prejudices then it’s an enjoyable white wine in its own right. It has a bit of character and spunk. 88
Region: Clare Valley
Tasted: August 2013