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Greenock Creek Alices Shiraz 2005

Syrah/Shiraz from Barossa Valley , Barossa , Australia
  • RP 96
  • WS 93
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Winemaker Notes

It has plenty of spicy piquancy, from its oak, but theres no chance of that carpentry getting much of a say in. Kahluaand licorice, plum liqueur, Cherry Heering and deep framboise and cassis liqueur swim lazily about in itsincredibly intense bouquet; theres even that wicked black smell of freshly-polished Spanish leather, like greattempranillo. The palate is an unctuous anointing oil from some heavenly religion not yet invented.

Critical Acclaim

RP 96
The Wine Advocate

The 2005 Alice's Shiraz spent 28 months in seasoned American oak hogsheads. Aromas of smoke, asphalt, meat, game, truffle, and blueberry soar from the glass. On the palate this full-bodied Shiraz is velvety-textured, layered, spicy, and richly fruity. While not quite as riveting as the 2004 edition, it has enough structure to evolve for several years and should drink well through 2025.

WS 93
Wine Spectator

Dense, chewy and distinctive for its chocolate-scented plum and blackberry flavors that linger on the open-textured finish as the tannins seem to lighten up. Has a peppery, minty note on the finish.

Greenock Creek

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Greenock Creek, Barossa Valley, Australia
Greenock Creek
Greenock Creek Wines is situated at Seppeltsfield in the rolling hills between the hamlets of Greenock and Marananga, on the western edge of the Barossa Valley. The winery's first release was in 1988, when it sold a 1986 Shiraz and a 1988 Chardonnay from its tiny cellar door situated beneath the Waugh's 150 year old stone cottage. Since then the winery has planted, grafted or acquired more vines, and now specialises in premium red wine... View More