2018 Greenock Creek Roennfeldt Road Shiraz
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2018 Greenock Creek Roennfeldt Road Shiraz

Barossa Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$299. 00
$3588.00 Dozen
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Cork

Other Reviews....
Greenock Creek's Shiraz Roennfeldt Road lives up to its reputation in 2018 and delivers a rich experience. While immense in concentration, it combines with youthful vibrancy, making for a killer package. It opens with a dark heart of chocolate, blackberry and black tar wrapped in a thick overcoat of new oak. There is a fantastic density of flavor to follow, an almost Port-y richness, with blackberry flavors topped by jammy complexity that all fits nicely into the overall experience. Powerful and long with a rich tannin core, this wine will power on for a decade and beyond. Drink 2025 - 2038.
97 Points
Angus Hughson - Antonio Galloni's Vinous

Shiraz sourced from 120-year-old vines on the Greenock Creek estate in western Barossa. Concentration is always a leitmotif for this estate, but there is freshness and vitality, too, and that is what I dig about the wines. Super-ripe blackberry and black cherry fruits, fruitcake, espresso, prune juice, rum and raisin chocolate, roasting meats and Dutch licorice. Textured and velvety with compact chocolatey tannins. An altogether impressive wine that drinks beautifully. Drink 2023 - 2040.
97 Points
Dave Brookes - Halliday's Australian Wine Companion

It has to be said: I loved the 2016 vintage of this wine. It is unapologetically Barossa and so intensely flavored, bolstered by a whack of oak and plenty of tannin... the wine isn't what I would normally chase for my own drinking. However, credit where it is due, this wine is brilliantly put together, and the fruit is clearly special. So, the 2018 Shiraz Roennfeldt Road is everything above. It is big, muscular, savory, oaky, sweet, full throttle and spicy. It's old school in a way that works in its favor, and it is evocative of roasted lamb, bonfires, winter nights and oak cellars. It's a stylized experience here, with big fruit and big oak. The rum and raisin character is endemic to the vineyard, although prior to learning this, I would have said that it was endemic to the wine. Same thing. It is lower in alcohol than all of the other cuvées at the estate and is all the better for it. This was the first time the wine was taken out of barrel before the three-year period—two years maturation for the 2018. It matured in 100% American oak (20% new). 14.5% alcohol, sealed under natural cork. Drink 2023 - 2038.
95 Points
Erin Larkin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate