1998 Barossa Valley Estate E&E Black Pepper Shiraz
A classic E&E, which reflects both the exceptional quality of the vintage and the consistent performance of the brand. Totally opaque, black crimson colour. Magnificent nose, with intense aromas of vanilla, violets, cedar, spice, ripe plums and dark chocolate. The palate is mouthfilling, generous with wonderfully ripe Barossa fruit. A concentrate of flavours – plum, cedar and spice are counter pointed by careful use of oak, and supported by fine dry tannins. Perfect balance, outstanding length, with an aftertaste that persists for minutes. Cellar 5-8 years. Stocks are extremely limited.
Beautifully expressive, this is a wine of many layers that interweave intriguingly as they play out their cherry and raspberry fruit against exotic spice and minty, earthy nuances. Impressive for its harmony and supple structure. This is just coming together, but it feels like it has many years ahead of it.