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Greenock Creek Alices Shiraz Australia 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Jammy, ripe and powerful on the nose with cocoa covered cherry fruit, hits of gummi bears, black pepper and deep, ripe fruit. On entry this is lovely lovely, zesty full and fun with excellent purity to the plummy and raspberry tinged fruit which shows a nice mineral vein adding freshness and detail. There’s lovely balance here with tannins that are firmly embedded in the core of fruit and acidity that is noticeable but not intrusive supporting the fruit right through the clean and focused finish. There’s a drape of smoky oak that runs right through this wine but it’s nicely balanced if obvious and works well with the sweet fruit here. It’s a powerhouse but well done in the style. 92pts

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Greenock Creek Wines Pty Ltd:
my restaurant has been selling 3 of this estate's wines in the 5 year's i've worked there. the 1998 '7 acre shiraz' was always one of the big hits of our list and i got my hands (or tongue) on one of the last bottles before the vintage changed. i was bowled over by the sheer purity of fruit and the length of the flavour on the palate, and most particularity by the elegance of the wine - whilst ... Read more
my restaurant has been selling 3 of this estate's wines in the 5 year's i've worked there. the 1998 '7 acre shiraz' was always one of the big hits of our list and i got my hands (or tongue) on one of the last bottles before the vintage changed. i was bowled over by the sheer purity of fruit and the length of the flavour on the palate, and most particularity by the elegance of the wine - whilst unmistakably 'new world' its fruit was never cloying and its oak was perfectly integrated. the 'alices shiraz' and estate 'cab sav' are from 'lesser' parcels but exhibit the same clarity and pungency as their super-cuvee cousin, from tasting these over the '98-'00 vintages i feel safe recommending the estate as a whole to readers. enjoy! Read less

Editorial Reviews for Greenock Creek Alices Shiraz Australia

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,748
4.50 5
10/14/2013

Jammy, ripe and powerful on the nose with cocoa covered cherry fruit, hits of gummi bears, black pepper and deep, ripe fruit. On entry this is lovely lovely, zesty full and fun with excellent purity to the plummy and raspberry tinged fruit which shows a nice mineral vein adding freshness and detail. There’s lovely balance here with tannins that are firmly embedded in the core of fruit and acidity that is noticeable but not intrusive supporting the fruit right through the clean and focused finish. There’s a drape of smoky oak that runs right through this wine but it’s nicely balanced if obvious and works well with the sweet fruit here. It’s a powerhouse but well done in the style. 92pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,748
4.60 5
10/14/2013

Four and a half glasses



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