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1998 Greenock Creek Shiraz Creek Block

  • 98 WA
  • 91 IWC
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SKU: 51340-1998-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    A near-perfect wine is the 1998 Shiraz Creek Block, a wine made from 62-year old Shiraz aged in a combination of new and French oak. Sadly, there are only 100 cases of this opaque, purple-colored, full-bodied classic. The wine shows terrific notes of beef blood, new saddle leather, blackberry liqueur, smoke, and earth. Extremely full-bodied yet seamless, with dazzling levels of extract and ripeness, this is a tour de force in winemaking, but sadly, there is too little of it. It looks to have the potential to go 20-30 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    Ruby-red. Complex, highly aromatic nose of raw currant, smoked meat, minerals and pepper, along with a whiff of rubber. Concentrated, dense and quite fresh, with the raw berry character carrying through on the palate. Much sweeter and spicier than the distinctly vegetal, underripe Seven Acre shiraz that preceded it. Finishes sweet and long.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: July/August 2001
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: SingKevin
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Translucent deep blood red color with very thick almost clear legs. Initially the bouquet shows aromas of sweetened bell pepper and balsamic vinegar. After about 30 minutes these early scents blow off to reveal strong but reasonably controlled warm chocolate, sweet plum, some earth, soy sauce, |beef chow mein|, |Chex mix|, and hung wild game characteristics. Its tough to get a fix on the aromatics because they keep changing in the glass ? at some times the wine even presented like a ripe Pomerol. Beautifully balanced with prodigious amounts of fruit allayed with sufficient acidity and integrating tannin. Very, very long with plenty of sweet fruit hanging on to the end. The Creek Block is dry farmed and the vines were over 60 years in age when the 98 was produced. The wine was aged in American and French oak for 28 months and then put into glass without filtration. Chris Ringland consults for this winery. Of note, a quarter bottle left open lasted without deterioration for one week.
    Drink Dates: 2005-2013
    Author: Daniel B
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.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 47 bottles owned
  • 31 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 31 collectors)