Barossa Valley Estate E & E Black Pepper Shiraz 2003

Syrah/Shiraz from Barossa Valley, Australia

$79.99
Item No. 89972
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • WS94
  • ST92
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

Made from 100% Shiraz, this wine, sourced from low-cropping, old vine Barossa vineyards, spent 18 months in oak: 50% American, 50% French, 30% of which was new. The superb quality and perfection of this Barossa icon is indicative of the intimate working relationship between winemaker and grower. Maximum flavor retention and complexity have been achieved through meticulous attention to detail with each individual vineyard parcel fermented separately.

Deep, dark blood red in color with a purple hue, this wine shows a huge lift of cherry blossom, dark chocolate, spice, coffee, ripe blackberries, and tar, along with complimentary oak on the bouquet. The palate is very rich and ripe, full bodied, with a round mouthfeel and very long finish. Will reward careful cellaring, as it will improve for up to ten years after release.

Critical Acclaim

"Bright, round and juicy. A gorgeous mouthful of cherry, blackberry and floral flavors, lingering on the finish with a touch of dark espresso to add interest. The tannins are polished, and the wine has a keen sense of balance, grace and harmony. Drink now through 2015. 2,000 cases imported."
94 Points

"Inky purple. Ripe vanilla-accented boysenberry and blueberry on the nose, with clove and nutmeg adding complexity. Deep and lush, with dark berry preserve flavors, solid but harmonious tannins and excellent expansion on the close. There's very impressive hang time here and the wine never loses focus or structure, despite its sweetness."
92 Points

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Rating:
(9/29/2010)
super wine ! bright, round and juicy. A gorgeous mouthful of cherry, blackberry and floral flavors, lingering on the finish with a touch of dark espresso to add interest. The tannins are polished, and the wine has a keen sense of balance, grace and harmony. Drink now through 2015. 2,000 cases imported. –HS
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Rating:
(9/26/2010)
An excellent wine with a very subtle flavor of the black pepper which mankes it quite unique.
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Learn About Barossa Valley Estate Map ItMap It

Barossa Valley Estate was established in 1985 by a group of Barossa Valley grape growers who saw an opportunity to add value to their harvest. The winery was initially established as a co-operative with the objective of making and marketing premium bottled wine. The grape growers and the winemaker have a very close relationship due to this structure and the synergy that has...

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Learn About Barossa Valley

The Barossa zone consists of two sections - the Barossa Valley and the Eden Valley. Wines from the Eden Valley can be labelled Barossa or Barossa Valley. Situated just a bit east of the large city of Adelaide, Barossa is Australia's wine headquarters. Mega producers are based here, boutique wineries call it home and a majority of the habitants claim their income on the wine...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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