Greenock Creek Alices Shiraz 2021
The aromas of the wine are rich with dark chocolate and cherries, hints of violet, caramel and coconut like vanillin notes, and touches of iodine/ oyster shell. On the palate, there is a sweet core of voluptuous, mouth coating, sweet dark cherries and chocolate framed by lovely lines of long, focused savory tannins. A beautifully structured wine with great palate drive.
The Alice’s Vineyard which runs parallel to Radford Road, was planted in 1997 with cuttings from our Roennfeldt Road and Seven Acre vineyards. The free draining block slopes gently to the south, and the east – west row orientation protects the fruit from the late afternoon sun, whilst promoting gully breezes to cool the canopy. There are two distinct sections to the block, with the top section planted in sandy loam riddled with shale rock. The slightly longer rows on the lower section are planted in light sandier soils. The top section delivers plenty of choc/mocha character to the wine, with all the lushness/plushness in the wine derived from the lower section. Cellaring recommendation: 15-20 years.