TN: 2014 Barossa Valley Estate Shiraz E & E Black Pepper

  • 2014 Barossa Valley Estate Shiraz E & E Black Pepper - Australia, South Australia, Barossa, Barossa Valley (2/1/2020)
    Day 1: Quite mellow overall. Coffee beans, raspberries, sour cherries, mild Eucalyptus and pepper. Decant acidity and medium finish. Drinking well on a pop and pour. This certainly not the quality of the 2002 but a good everyday drinker at the price I paid for it. 91 points
    Day 2: Not surprising it is better. More fruit showing featuring raspberries, sour cherries and blueberries. Not your typical blackberries found in many Aussie Shiraz wines. Mild Eucalyptus, pepper, coffee beans and forest floor. Lacks acidity which costs this wine a point or two but very enjoyable. This wine is gone to be a long term ager which is typical of many E & E Black Pepper wines. 92 points
    Day 3: Really nice and shows promise for long term aging. Roasted meats, raspberries, cherry and blueberries. Nice spices, pepper and floral notes. Medium plus finish. Hold until 2024. 92 points
    Recommendation: Hold until 2024 and beyond. (92 pts.)

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