RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.
External Reviews for Barossa Valley Estate Sparkling Shiraz 'E&e Black Pepper'
A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2004 Barossa Valley Estate Sparkling Shiraz E & E 750ml
Winemaker Stuart Bourne calls 2003 a thinking man's vintage, and he was clearly on form, crafting a delicious wine filled with blackberry tea aromas and flavors. It's just slightly creamy on the palate, but still firm, turning a bit crisp at the end. Drink 2008-2013.
Bright, round and juicy. A gorgeous mouthful of cherry, blackberry and floral flavors, lingering on the finish with a touch of dark expresso to add interest. The tannins are polished, and the wine has a keen sense of balance, grace and harmony. Drink now through 2015.
A puzzle. An excellent wine with an excellent reputation from an excellent vintage, but one that we felt didn't quite live up to some of its past incarnations. Has aromas of plum, raspberry, vanilla and oak, with many of the same notes reprising on the palate. As good as it is, there's something missing this year. Tasted twice; note reflects the higher score.
Crisp and lively, a bit tart but juicy with blackberry and floral flavors echoing on the aroma and the finish. Not a huge wine, but a winner for the vintage, offering lots of fruit and depth. Drink now through 2005.
A cooperative founded in 1985 by local growers, Barossa Valley Estate excels with Shiraz. E&E Black Pepper is the flagship wine, made only from vines 60 or more years of age. Cool weather in 2002 left some Barossa reds excessively crisp, but BVE made a classic, achieving its highest score ever; it's a profound wine with muscular tannins and intense fruit.
Dark, juicy and profound, with layer upon layer of flavor seamlessly knit into a cohesive whole, offering dark berry, black cherry, exotic spice, black pepper and licorice that sail through the long, vivid finish. Has tremendous style, intensity and a long life ahead of it. Best from 2010 through 2022.
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