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Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Barossa Valley Estate E&E Black Pepper Shiraz 2002
BVE's E&E Black Pepper shiraz is their most well known offering. The 2002 is a bright ruby colour with quite some intensity in its shade. It has a developing aroma of baked plums, wood, varnish, spice and a sprinkling of pepper. The palate is dry, with soft tannins, a full body, medium-high acidity (I'll return to this in a moment), medium to long length, and pronounced intensity flavours of dark plums, baked blackcurrants, pepper, and a touch of a bouquet garnis and thyme. This is a very good wine due to its length and fruit quality, though I felt its acidity a little out of balance, sitting somewhat separately from the remainder of the wine. A mere quibble in view of the bigger picture. 92 points (extremely good)
Vendors: Not found. You may find it at auction.
Tasted: February 2012