1998 Greenock Creek - Shiraz Apricot Block 750ml

Australia - South Australia - Barossa Valley/ Red / Syrah   |     Watch

WA 94   IWC 88   Collector 97
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

A backward wine is the 1998 Shiraz Apricot Block. Made from relatively young vines (7 years in age), this 100% Shiraz shows an opaque garnet/purple color and a sweet nose of melted asphalt, smoke, blackberry, and cassis. Extremely full-bodied with great intensity, tremendous purity, and impeccable overall harmony among its rather large-scale elements, this dense, super-extracted wine should be at its best between 2004-2020.

Drink Dates: 2004-2020
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 135

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88

Moderately saturated medium ruby. Grapey, peppery nose dominated by high-toned oak. Game, pepper and spice flavors offer moderate depth, texture and nuance. Finishes with rather supple tannins and a suggestion of greenness.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 97

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 97
Author: SingKevin
Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 12/09/2010

Average rating: 91, based on 3 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

116 bottles owned by 58 collectors.

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About This Producer


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.

Wine Varietal: Syrah


While the rest of the world is calling it "Syrah," Australia and South Africa stick to "Shiraz," their name for the same grape. Previously it was thought that the name Shiraz originated from a city in Persia where the Syrah grape was believed to have originated. Recently U.S. and French researchers demystified the name debate when they discovered that the Syrah grape was indigenous to France. Intense, robust and sometimes referred to as "manly," Syrah grows principally in the Northern Rhone. The spicy, peppery grape also grows abundantly in Australia, South Africa, and California, where it takes on a softer, thicker character than its French version. Typical descriptors for Syrah include blackberry, dark chocolate, mint, eucalyptus, smoked meat, black pepper, liquorice, and cloves.

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