2002 Greenock Creek - Shiraz Apricot Block 750ml

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WA 96   Customer 97
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

The prodigious 2002 Shiraz Apricot Block (only 10-year-old vines) was produced from fruit cropped at 1.5 tons per acre. Its big, peppery, floral, blueberry, blackberry, pen ink, and vanillin-scented bouquet is followed by a wine with a nervous energy that is totally in keeping with the cool 2002 vintage. Dense, with great purity of fruit, a fabulously multi-layered, full-bodied palate, and an inky finish with enormous concentration, sweet tannin, and superb overall balance, this young, unevolved Shiraz should begin to strut its stuff in 3-4 years, and last for two decades.

Drink Dates: 2008-2025
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 161

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Customer Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 97
Author: StefanBoedeker
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 02/21/2009
Drink Dates: 2009-2020
Deep purple, almost black in color and thick inky when pouring it. Fantastic bouquet combining peppery, floral, blueberry, blackberry, and vanilla aromas. Strong and thick on the palate with the peppery elements and the dark fruit blending nicely. Long lasting finish - a superb Australian shiraz with lots of aging potential

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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.

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