Pike’s 2019 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon is from the Polish Hill River region of the Clare Valley in South Australia.
This Pike’s SBS is a really versatile wine to drink with some of the mildly spicy food we enjoy here in Penang. It has the citrus elements of lemon, a touch of bread development from the Semillon, and gentle tropical notes from the Sauvignon Blanc.
A fine acid backbone makes it sparkle, and it also has that silky oiliness from the Semillon that gives it the characteristics that I’m sure are going to complement a lot of the food here in Penang.
For the spicier food here it’s hard to beat a cold beer or maybe one of the slightly sweet German Rieslings.
Colour is very pale straw/gold, maybe lemony. The colour really tells a story about what it’s going to taste like.
The taste is quite rich and voluminous with a floral note at the back of the palate. It is 11.5% alcohol but in the mouth it feels like it it’s higher. It is quite mouth-filling and it is finely balanced with the lemon notes and the oiliness.
We enjoyed this Pike’s sauv blanc semillon with some Tasmanian salmon sashimi and it worked very nicely.