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1997 Greenock Creek - Cabernet Sauvignon Roennfeldt Road

AUSTRALIA / SOUTH AUSTRALIA /
  • 93 WA
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 51336-1997
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    The 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Roennfeldt Road is a full-bodied, inky ruby/purple-colored effort revealing extraordinarily intense notes of creme de cassis fruit intermixed with underbrush, vanilla, and cedar/tobacco. Already complex as well as formidably endowed, with exceptional intensity, purity, power, and a 60+ second finish, this Barossa Valley legend should age for two decades.
    Author: Robert Parker
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  • Established in 1978, Greenock Creek is a tiny "boutique" Barossa winery with a production level of only 2,500 cases per year, owned by Michael and Annabel Waugh. Greenock Creek produces Shiraz, Grenache and Cabernet with grapes from two prime growing regions in the heart of the Barossa Valley: Seppeltsfield and Marananga. Michael Waugh makes 100% Shiraz, Grenache and Cabernet; each wine is created with fruit from a particular vineyard block. Yields are low, ridiculously so in the case of the Roennfeldt Road Shiraz and Cabernet blocks, where half a ton an acre is typical from the 60-year-old vines.
    More than half of all Australian wine production takes place in the South Australia region—home to the Shiraz-specializing Barossa Valley as well as revered Riesling zones Clare Valley and Eden Valley. South Australia is too large and diverse to generalize about climate or topography, with both cooler coastal areas and warmer inland sections—but rainfall is generally low throughout and drought is a constant concern. 

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 48 bottles owned
    • 18 collectors