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1997 Greenock Creek Cabernet Sauvignon (750ml)
Producer: Greenock Creek Vineyard and Cellars
Appellation: Barossa Valley - South Australia - Australia
Type: red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$108.74
Tasting Notes:
rated: February 28, 2000 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
98 points "The 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon does possess high alcohol (14.6%), is made from moderately young vines (11 years), and from reasonable yields (2 tons per acre), but that hardly tells the story. This low acid, formidably endowed blockbuster must be the most concentrated Cabernet Sauvignon-based wine I have tasted in many a year. An opaque black/purple color is followed by a fabulous nose of black fruits, cedar, Asian spices, licorice, and truffle. The wine hits the palate with layer upon layer of highly-extracted, super-jammy, ripe fruit. Low acidity gives the wine an accessibility and sumptuousness that redefine the word "hedonism." The finish lasts for more than a minute. This is an exhilarating, teeth-staining Cabernet Sauvignon that, remarkably, can be drunk now or cellared for 20-30+ years. An astonishing wine!" Best 2000-2030
rated: June 30, 2000 , Wine Spectator winespectator.com
89 points "A hearty style, with meaty currant, blackberry, cedary oak and firm tannins. Turns chunky, so short-term cellaring may help. Best from 2001 through 2007. 350 cases made. (JL)" Best 2001-2007