Wine Advocate | Rating: 96The nearly perfect 2002 Shiraz Creek Block (from 54-year-old vines) possesses an inky/purple hue as well as a spectacularly intense bouquet of creme de cassis, blackberries, blueberries, charcoal, crushed rocks, and acacia flowers. Enormously endowed, concentrated, rich, pure, and layered, it is about as prodigious as South Australian Shiraz can be. The cool 2002 vintage has provided good delineation, crisp acidity, and sweet tannin.Author: Robert Parker
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 -specializing as well as revered zones Clare Valley and . 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
- 66 bottles owned
- 28 collectors