BackBack

2017 Pikes The Merle Reserve Riesling

Clare Valley, SA

A Clare Valley classic from the vintage of the decade.

$45.00

DISPATCHED NEXT BUSINESS DAY
About

About The Wine

The Pikes Merle is one of the finest Rieslings in the country.

This wine is made exclusively from fruit grown on the Pikes estate. It is renowned as a flagbearer for the Clare Valley style. It's intensity and exceptional power are the Merle's defining features.

One of the small handful of truly iconic Australian Rieslings, this release from 2017 picked up a huge 97 points from the Halliday Tasting Team and made it to the 'Best of the Best Riesling list in the 2019 Wine Companion.

The 2017 is an exceptional vintage for this wine, one that can be equally enjoyed now or in a decade's time.

About Pikes

Pikes are a much-loved family institution in the Clare Valley.

Neil Pike and his family have built one of the region's most iconic estates on the back of a reputation for exceptional quality. Riesling and Shiraz are their forté.

Their wines age gracefully but also come in-built with exceptional complexity and drinkability in their youth.

The Pikes range of wines offer great regional examples for outstanding value.

Chief Winemaker Neil Pike
Chief Winemaker Neil Pike
Clare Valley, SA
Reviews

Critic Reviews

97Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Bright quartz and glowing. Classic written large. Fresh, fragrant citrus blossom, slatey and enticing. Pure, long, mouth watering and effortless. Doubtless years under its belt to improve even further. Lovely purist stuff." - David Bicknell (Halliday Wine Companion)

Additional Info

From The Producer

Clare Valley 100% Single Vineyard Estate grown Polish Hill River fruit from our Gill’s Farm and Hill Blocks.

Blend : Riesling (100%)
ABV : 12.0%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2032
Bottle Size : 750ml

Delivery Information

Delivery is Free for any order over $150 or more, or just $9 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mix pack!

Estimated delivery time frames with Australia Post can be viewed here. Please include Authority to Leave instructions in the ‘SPECIAL REQUESTS’ box during checkout if you may not be available to sign for your delivery and would like it left at your front door. The 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box can be found on the cart page before the final checkout page.

Warehouse Pickup is also available for Sydney customers, 8am-5pm Monday to Friday. To select Warehouse Pickup as your shipping method enter our address "F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007" as your shipping address during checkout. Please complete your purchase online before visiting us as we are not licensed to sell over the counter. A useful map on how to find us can be viewed here.

Express Delivery is available for Sydney postcodes within 15km of the CBD. There is a $10 delivery surcharge and the order is needs to be placed before 3pm weekdays for same day delivery. A list of eligible postcodes can be viewed here.

Our Heat Policy can be viewed here. If you would like us to hold dispatch of your order for milder weather please leave instructions to do so in the 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box found on the cart page before the final checkout. We are happy to hold it for as long as you like. All orders are fully insured so you can buy with full confidence that these tasty beverages will get to you in tip-top shape.

Returns are free for 100 days after purchase. You can view the conditions of our return policy here

For any other shipping related inquiries, please see our helpful FAQ, email us at hello@differentdrop.com or call us on 1300 668 385..

Pricing & Discounts

Everyday Low & Consistent Pricing is something we strongly believe in. We want our customers to feel confident they are always getting the best price. If you see a price lower somewhere else let us know and we'll match it (policy here). We'll even retrospectively refund you if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on.

We Also Offer Volume Discounts. It works like this:

  ORDERS OVER $149 GET FREE SHIPPING

  ORDERS OVER $299 GET A $20 DISCOUNT

  ORDERS OVER $499 GET A $40 DISCOUNT

  ORDERS OVER $999 GET A $100 DISCOUNT

This will all be automatically applied to your cart during the checkout process. So for example, if you create a cart with a total of $310, your final price at checkout will be $290. The discount will generally be applied to the first item in the cart. For very large wholesale or function orders (weddings etc) we are always happy to negotiate on a case by case basis. Don't hesitate to contact us.