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Greenock Creek Shiraz Barossa Valley Seven Acre 2001

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Established in 1978, Greenock Creek is a tiny 'boutique' Barossa winery with a production level of only 2500 cases per year, owned by Michael and Annabel Waugh. These wines, fashioned from old, low-yielding vineyards, have accumulated quite a reputation. They are made in a rich, concentrated, extracted style. The 2001 Shiraz Seven Acre appears more earth-driven, revealing notes of tar, creosote, creme de cassis, licorice, and a hint of truffles. While firmer and more tannic, savage, and animal-like than its sibling, it possesses extraordinary density, power, and richness. Thirteen year old vines cropped at 1.4 tons of fruit per acre produced less than 100 cases.

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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

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

The 2001 Shiraz Seven Acre is an opulent hussy boasting magnificent fruit concentration, enormous body as well as length, and surprising elegance and purity. As always, the fruit and vineyard character dominate because no new oak is utilized in these... Robert Parker. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2001 Greenock Creek Shiraz Seven Acre 750ml



Established in 1978, Greenock Creek is a tiny 'boutique' Barossa winery with a production level of only 2500 cases per year, owned by Michael and Annabel Waugh. These wines, fashioned from old, low-yielding vineyards, have accumulated quite a reputation. They are made in a rich, concentrated, extracted style. The 2001 Shiraz Seven Acre appears more earth-driven, revealing notes of tar, creosote, creme de cassis, licorice, and a hint of truffles. While firmer and more tannic, savage, and animal-like than its sibling, it possesses extraordinary density, power, and richness. Thirteen year old vines cropped at 1.4 tons of fruit per acre produced less than 100 cases.

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