Tasting Notes Upon Release
The 2009 Greenock Shiraz is deep red-black in colour with a purple hue. The bouquet immediately evokes a serious wine with uplifting and inviting aromas of spice, cherry, briar, cedar and fruit cake. The palate is very generous and promptly fills the mouth with richness and flavours of red fruits, dusty spice and licorice. The full-bodied palate is elegantly balanced with a layered structure, integrated soft tannins and classy oak barrel maturation characters. A very lengthy finish completes a complex, opulent and pure Barossa Shiraz.
Today(13th September 2021)
After 12 years of cellaring, this 2009 Greenock has matured to a classic aged Barossa Shiraz. The colour is still deep but the purple hue has passed to now display black-maroon with tawny edges. Initially shy, it soon opens up with its ever-inviting and ever-evolving aromatics of dried fruits, spiced cake, briar, tobacco and leather, amongst others. The palate has maintained its generosity and richness. There is still solid fruit along with toasty oak and underlying aged complexity. Rounded tannins are evident adding a solid but smooth backbone and carrying the wine to a very long finish. It is a beautiful drink presently, and whilst it can cellar for a few more years it certainly is not necessary.