Greenock Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Cabernet Sauvignon from Australia

$65.99
Item No. 95473
  • red wine
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2004
  • RP94
  • 2003
  • RP93

Winemaker's Notes

This wine seems a touch lighter, and is more audaciously leafy and minty than previous vintages. It even lets loose whispers of eau de cologne mint and wintergreen, perfect cabernet descriptors in the trendy cooler areas, but not usually so evident at Greenock Creek. The bouquet is still very smooth and polished, with the usual deep well of blackberry and blueberry simmering and glowering beneath the less stolid decorative perfumes that spring up as the wine gets air. In the mouth, it's a lithe and sinuous affair, elegant and supple. Its smooth, silky texture seems polished to a high sheen. The leafy greens evident in the first rush of bouquet rise again in the finish, but the wine remains in beautiful balance. It leaves the palate singing, the gums bristling for food, and the salivary glands gushing in response to its fine-grained tannins and strapping acidity.

Learn About 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...

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Learn About Other Australia

With a landmass the size of the US, Australia has just as many appellations. Many wines are simply labeled from their state of origin. Some of these are the most popular: New South Wales - home to Sydney and other tourist destinations, New South Wales has a smaller focused wine growing region, but many wines are a blend of these smaller appellations and so are deemed New...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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