Barossa Valley Estate E & E Black Pepper Shiraz 2016
|Region||Australia, South Australia, Barossa Valley|
|Brand||Barossa Valley Estate|
Dense and muscular, showing appealing focus to the dark chocolate, blackberry paste, sage and huckleberry flavors, with espresso notes weaving in and out. Cigar box aromas emerge on the finish, where thick tannins offer a dense backbone and a touch of rusticity. Drink now through 2036. 396 cases made, 180 cases imported.
This is a big, oaky Barossa red that's set up for the long haul. For now, the nose is somewhat austere, quietly showcasing ripe dark berries, black olive, mocha and spicy oak. The palate is rich and muscular and showing a bit of alcohol heat. Taut and woody yet nicely structured tannins powerfully pull the plush, silky fruit and savory, herbal notes together. Fans of the classic, old school Barossa style will find this ticks the boxes. Drink 2023-2035.