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Greenock Creek Shiraz Barossa Valley Roennfeldt Road 2003

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100 points Robert Parker: Pure perfection, the 2003 Shiraz Creek Block was fashioned from a 65-year-old vineyard that yielded one ton of fruit per acre. This full-bodied, multifaceted effort reveals tremendous notes of bacon fat interwoven with black raspberries, blackberries, cassis, pen ink, graphite, incense, and acacia flowers. The finish lasts well past a minute. Although not the most powerful Shiraz (15.5% alcohol), to my mind it is the best of this portfolio, and is superior to the limited production, super-duper expensive Roennfeldt cuvees. (Oct 2006)

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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

External Reviews for Greenock Creek Shiraz Barossa Valley Roennfeldt Road

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

The 2004 Shiraz "Alice's Block" received the same 28 months in used American oak. The riveting nose of smoke, asphalt, earth, truffle, blackberry, and blueberry roars from the glass. Dense, packed, and opulent, it somehow is able to concurrently exhibit finesse and elegance. Amazingly pure and long in the finish, one's first reaction is that it cannot get any better. Remarkably, it does.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Dense, chewy and distinctive for its chocolate-scented plum and blackberry flavors that linger on the open-textured finish as the tannins seem to lighten up. Has a peppery, minty note on the finish. Best from 2010 through 2018.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Heady and superripe, this is a huge, mouthfilling wine that fits the ooze monster moniker, yet it finishes with structure and elegance. Camphor and cracked pepper scents accent the blackberry, dark chocolate and mint flavors that finish long, framed by dusty tannins. Drink now-2025.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

The 2003 Shiraz Apricot Block (fashioned from 11-year-old vines and also aged 28 months in American oak) offers rich aromas of creme de cassis, blackberries, asphalt, pepper, and licorice. This full-bodied, rich, intense, powerful (16.5% alcohol) cuv... Robert Parker. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2003 Greenock Creek Shiraz Apricot Block 750ml


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

The 2002 Shiraz Alice's was produced from 7-year-old vines. Dense, with remarkable intensity and wonderful freshness, it is a cool climate Barossa Shiraz with good acidity, enormous concentration, and a backward style that promises to be ethereal with 4-5 more years of bottle age. It should last for two decades.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

The 2005 Alice's Shiraz spent 28 months in seasoned American oak hogsheads. Aromas of smoke, asphalt, meat, game, truffle, and blueberry soar from the glass. On the palate this full-bodied Shiraz is velvety-textured, layered, spicy, and richly fruity. While not quite as riveting as the 2004 edition, it has enough structure to evolve for several years and should drink well through 2025.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2010

There are 1,500 cases of the 2003 Shiraz Alices (from 9-year-old vines), a wine of great nobility, purity, texture, and layers of flavor. While it possesses phenomenal power as well as richness, it ca... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2003 Greenock Creek Shiraz Alice's 750ml


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100 points Robert Parker: Pure perfection, the 2003 Shiraz Creek Block was fashioned from a 65-year-old vineyard that yielded one ton of fruit per acre. This full-bodied, multifaceted effort reveals tremendous notes of bacon fat interwoven with black raspberries, blackberries, cassis, pen ink, graphite, incense, and acacia flowers. The finish lasts well past a minute. Although not the most powerful Shiraz (15.5% alcohol), to my mind it is the best of this portfolio, and is superior to the limited production, super-duper expensive Roennfeldt cuvees. (Oct 2006)

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Alcohol: 15%

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