2004 Greenock Creek - Shiraz Alice's Block 750ml

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

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 95
Author: DartAdam
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 05/07/2012
Drink Dates: 2012-2018
This is a great Shiraz with depth, finish and fruit. It's far more complex and tasty than many other 2004s. It's a deep purple with a somewhat dry nose. Tasting, the fruit is rich and lingering and the tannins dry the sides of the tongue. Excellent!

Rating: 89
Author: Stephen G41
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 09/14/2010

Average rating: 98, based on 2 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

694 bottles owned by 144 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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