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Greenock Creek `Creek Block` Shiraz 2004 (1x 750mL), Barossa, SA.

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Condition: Cellared

Buyers premium: 17.50%

Lot Number: 0037-2472888

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Overview

99 Parker Point!

At Greenock Creek, we make all the wines from our small individual patches of graps, so each wine has distinctive flavours dawn from their own special piece of Barossa soil. The pleasure for us is to capture these flavours in the wine, then bottle them, so they can be enjoyed for many years to come.

Region:
SA - Barossa
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Rating 99 - Jay S Miller, Wine Advocate #173, Oct 2007

Drink 2007 - 2027

The 2004 Shiraz “Creek Block” is near otherworldly. It was sourced from a 66-year-old vineyard with yields of 1.0 tons per acre and aged for 28 months in used American oak. It delivers a super-fragrant nose of smoked meat, bacon, violets, an earthy/truffle element, blackberry, and blueberry muffin. This leads to a full-bodied, voluptuous wine with gobs of spicy, complex blue and black fruit flavors, great balance, and a finish that just won’t quit. This loaded wine can be enjoyed now but will drink well for another 15-20 years.

Greenock Creek Vineyard and Cellars, owned by Michael and Annabelle Waugh, is one of the Barossa’s benchmark wineries. Start with a great terroir, add in old vine material, and meticulous winemaking and the results are usually extraordinary.

Winery Tasting Notes

Tasting notes and discussion by Philip White

This one’s not as swampy and marshy as many Creek Blocks have been, and while many have displayed fennel aromas - the volatile fennel grows right along the creek - the distinguishing factor that tells us this is Creek Block is its mild Dutch licorice tang, with that pinch of salt. There’s no Piltdown Man this year, but a pleasant touch of tea tin, and overt chocolate, like in 1999 and 2003, with a pleasing shot of after dinner mint as well. The palate’s massive and squishy, like dark chocolate custard in a trifle, and that black tea comes back with its tannin to balance the lingering,solicitous, salacious finish. Like the 1999, the wine seems more alluringly feminine than most Creek Blocks. 95 points now, more later.

Vintage
2004
Region
SA - Barossa
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Cork closure
Alcohol
16%

Winery Profile

Established in 1978, Greenock Creek is a tiny 'boutique' Barossa winery with a production level of only 2500 cases per year, owned by Michael and Annabel Waugh. These wines, fashioned from old, low-yielding vineyards, have accumulated quite a reputation.

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