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1998 Greenock Creek ‘Roennfeldt Road’ Shiraz

$499.00
  • Producer
    Greenock Creek
  • Vintage
    1998
  • Grape Variety
    Shiraz
  • Region
    Australia
  • Sub Region
    Barossa Valley
  • Size
    Bottle
SKU: GCRRS98EC1

The Greenock Creek Wines story commenced in 1976 when Michael purchased a 20 acre property at Seppeltsfield in the Barossa Valley. This consisted of a rundown house with an attached orchard, and around two acres of very old Shiraz vines planted along the creek line.
In 1988 the original cellar door made its debut in a tiny cellar underneath the old house till 2016. It was from here that the 1986 Creek Block Shiraz was first released to the public.
In 1994 the Roennfeldt Road property was purchased, consisting of approximately six acres of very old Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache vines, and around eight acres of apricot orchard. The 1995 vintage was the first release of the Roennfeldt Road Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz; wines that were to become the flagship of the Greenock Creek range.
The vineyards are all dry grown so production is dependent on seasonal conditions, and the ultra-premium red wines are produced only from grapes grown on the property, making it a true boutique winery.

Tasting Notes

100 Points Robert Parker Jr.
The wine possesses the concentration of the greatest classics ever produced in such Bordeaux vintages as 1945, 1947, 1959, 1961, and 1982. This is a full-bodied red with a finish that lasts well over 60 seconds. For its size and concentration, it is, surprisingly, not heavy, just super-endowed. The Shiraz is accessible, but still primary. Unfortunately, quantities are extremely limited for this spectacular, world-class Australian red.

1998 Greenock Creek ‘Roennfeldt Road’ Shiraz