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Greenock Creek Apricot Block Shiraz 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Jammy black fruit on the nose is joined by rather intense black pepper, leather, wood spice, and game aromas making this both complex and rather wild. In the mouth it is rich, powerful, and balanced with some obvious oak tannins making their presence known even through the masses of concentrated fruit. The fruit shows a very nice spicy red and black profile with a bit of iron and some spice notes adding accents, particularly on the moderately long finish. This is a large scale wine and the balance is a bit on the rustic side. 89pts

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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 Apricot Block Shiraz

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,748
4.00 5
10/14/2013

Jammy black fruit on the nose is joined by rather intense black pepper, leather, wood spice, and game aromas making this both complex and rather wild. In the mouth it is rich, powerful, and balanced with some obvious oak tannins making their presence known even through the masses of concentrated fruit. The fruit shows a very nice spicy red and black profile with a bit of iron and some spice notes adding accents, particularly on the moderately long finish. This is a large scale wine and the balance is a bit on the rustic side. 89pts


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

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: WineGent
81275201
4.00 5
Vintage: 1999 08/04/2008

I always bring a good bottle of wine to any social gathering, especially around the holidays. Most of the time, it is a bottle of wine from my cellar, that has been aged at least a few years. I learned a long time ago that wines need some time to allow their flavors to consolidate, the tannins to soften. This time in the cellar changes the wind considerably. It softens the tannins, and for my palate, makes the wine more enjoyable to drink.</p><p>While we are drinking the wine, I am often told the wine is fabulous....where can they buy some now? The disappointment is immediate when I tell them the wine for that particular vintage is no longer available. Today's selection comes from Jon Genderson at Schneider's Wine in Washington DC. He is clearing his warehouse, and has many wonderful wines on sale.</p><p>This particular wine is a 1999 Shiraz from Barossa in South Australia. It has been in the warehouse for 6 years, and is fully mature. This wine was originally $50 when released, and the recent 2004 vintage was released at $80 per bottle. To be able to buy this 93 point wine at less then $40 is downright fantastic.</p><p>The wine is opaque purple and highly aromatic. Blackberries, cassis, blue fruit and pepper blend beautifully. Wonderful fruit on the front and finishes with a bit of pepper on the finish....Soft tannin...almost non-existent....easy to drink....This is why you lay wine down. The results are beautiful, and the opportunity to pick some up at this price is rare.</p><p>This still has great balance, good structure and should last for another 5-6 years in the cellar.....why wait?</

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  • External Reviews for Greenock Creek Apricot Block Shiraz

    External Review
    Source: Luxurious Drinks
    Vintage: 2006 08/18/2012

    Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 2006 - Greenock Creek Apricot Block Shiraz - Australien - Region: South Australia - Apellation: South Australia - Syrah - 750 ml.


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    Source: Luxurious Drinks
    Vintage: 2006 10/22/2014

    Wine red 2006 Greenock Creek Apricot Block Shiraz Australien Region: South Australia Apellation: South Australia Syrah 750 ml. Free Shipping Insurance


    External Review
    Vintage: 2005 06/19/2013

    The 2005 Apricot Block Shiraz received the same upbringing as the Alice’s and is a similar glass-coating, opaque purple. An enticing perfume of cedar, scorched earth, pepper, violets, bacon, and blueberry leaps from the glass. A bit more restrained (a mere 15.0% alcohol) than its siblings, it is nevertheless a silky, layered, intensely flavored Shiraz with gobs of fruit and a 60-second finish. It should provide much pleasure from 2012 to 2025. Greenock Creek Vineyard & Cellars, owned by Michael and Annabelle Waugh, remains one of South Australia’s iconic wineries. Start with a great terroir, add in old vine material and meticulous winemaking, and end with extraordinary results.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2005 01/10/2013

    The 2005 Apricot Block Shiraz received the same upbringing as the Aliceandrsquo;s and is a similar glass-coating, opaque purple. An enticing perfume of cedar, scorched earth, pepper, violets, bacon, and blueberry leaps from the glass. A bit more restrained (a mere 15.0% alcohol) than its siblings, it is nevertheless a silky, layered, intensely flavored Shiraz with gobs of fruit and a 60-second finish. It should provide much pleasure from 2012 to 2025.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2005 04/24/2013

    The 2005 Apricot Block Shiraz received the same upbringing as the Alice’s and is a similar glass-coating, opaque purple. An enticing perfume of cedar, scorched earth, pepper, violets, bacon, and blueberry leaps from the glass. A bit more restrained (a mere 15.0% alcohol) than its siblings, it is nevertheless a silky, layered, intensely flavored Shiraz with gobs of fruit and a 60-second finish. It should provide much pleasure from 2012 to 2025.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2005 05/19/2011

    The 2005 Apricot Block Shiraz received the same upbringing as the Alice's and is a similar glass-coating, opaque purple. An enticing perfume of cedar, scorched earth, pepper, violets, bacon, and blueberry leaps from the glass. A bit more restrained (a mere 15.0% alcohol) than its siblings, it is nevertheless a silky, layered, intensely flavored Shiraz with gobs of fruit and a 60-second finish. It should provide much pleasure from 2012 to 2025.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2005 05/19/2011

    Firm and chewy, with gritty tannins around a glowing core of blackberry and spice flavors, lingering on the weighty finish. Best from 2010 through 2020.


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