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Greenock Creek Shiraz Barossa Valley Creek Block 1996

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96 points Robert Parker: The 1996 Shiraz Creek Block exhibits a dense purple color, and a spectacular nose of roasted coffee intermixed with cassis, blackberries, licorice, and spice. The wine displays amazing ripeness, an unctuous texture, full-bodied palate, and a finish that lasts for 45+ seconds. Its high alcohol and tannin are nearly concealed by the wine's amazing concentration. There are 100 cases of the Creek Block. The wine is made from 60-year old Shiraz, having 15.8% alcohol. Anticipated maturity: 2000-2020. Although few readers will have a chance to try this wine, its name is worth knowing as it is among the world's finest Shiraz. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2025. (Apr 1999)

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Greenock Creek Wines Pty Ltd:
my restaurant has been selling 3 of this estate's wines in the 5 year's i've worked there. the 1998 '7 acre shiraz' was always one of the big hits of our list and i got my hands (or tongue) on one of the last bottles before the vintage changed. i was bowled over by the sheer purity of fruit and the length of the flavour on the palate, and most particularity by the elegance of the wine - whilst ... Read more
my restaurant has been selling 3 of this estate's wines in the 5 year's i've worked there. the 1998 '7 acre shiraz' was always one of the big hits of our list and i got my hands (or tongue) on one of the last bottles before the vintage changed. i was bowled over by the sheer purity of fruit and the length of the flavour on the palate, and most particularity by the elegance of the wine - whilst unmistakably 'new world' its fruit was never cloying and its oak was perfectly integrated. the 'alices shiraz' and estate 'cab sav' are from 'lesser' parcels but exhibit the same clarity and pungency as their super-cuvee cousin, from tasting these over the '98-'00 vintages i feel safe recommending the estate as a whole to readers. enjoy! Read less

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96 points Robert Parker: The 1996 Shiraz Creek Block exhibits a dense purple color, and a spectacular nose of roasted coffee intermixed with cassis, blackberries, licorice, and spice. The wine displays amazing ripeness, an unctuous texture, full-bodied palate, and a finish that lasts for 45+ seconds. Its high alcohol and tannin are nearly concealed by the wine's amazing concentration. There are 100 cases of the Creek Block. The wine is made from 60-year old Shiraz, having 15.8% alcohol. Anticipated maturity: 2000-2020. Although few readers will have a chance to try this wine, its name is worth knowing as it is among the world's finest Shiraz. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2025. (Apr 1999)

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