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2002 Barossa Valley Estate E&E Black Pepper Shiraz

Barossa Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$150. 00
$1800.00 Dozen
Cellar: 3 - 4 Years (2008-2009)
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Cork
A magnificent Shiraz displaying a real sense of refinement.The Barossa Valley Estate winery was established in 1985 by a group of Barossa Valley grape growers as a cooperative effort to make and market premium wine. Today it is a part of the Global BRL Hardy / Constellation Group. Winemaker STUART BOURNE manages to produce a consistent, powerful Shiraz that has been described as the "quintessential Barossa Shiraz." A magnificent Shiraz that displays a real sense of refinement. Opaque black crimson colour with deep crimson hue. Aroma of violets and liquorice allsorts, followed by cedar, spice and nuances of coffee and chocolate. Mouthfilling, refined palate profile with very fine tannins. Flavours of vanilla and white pepper appear on the back palate. Fine, dry, persistent tannin structure. Cellar 3-4 years (2008-2009) Alc/Vol: 14.5%

Other reviews... Ripe black fruits with obvious mocha/vanilla oak; full-bodied blackberry and sweet chocolate flavours; good texture and weight; round, ripe tannins. Drink by 2017.
95 points - James Hallidays Wine Companion