Stablemate of the Langton’s Classified Shiraz, the flagship Cabernet is equally impressive. Large, rare, long-lived.
Producing only genuinely “Estate” wines, Greenock Creek is the lifelong labour of Michael & Annabelle Waugh. These wines are typically full of intense Barossan power, often paired with the heat to boot. Yields are, as Andrew Caillard puts it, “impossibly low” - leading to both concentration of flavour and a cultish following.
Very deep garnet colored, the 2006 Roennfeldt Road Cabernet Sauvignon gives aromas of creme de cassis and blackberry tart with subtle hints of dried leaves, earth, sauteed capsicum and bay leaf. Very full bodied and concentrated on the palate, it offers a rich mouthful of blackberry flavors with very crisp acidity to lend freshness and a solid backbone of firm grainy tannins. The finish is very long with a pleasant herbal lift and a slight touch of heat.
93 points, Wine Advocate (December 2011)
Colonel William Light, the South Australian colony’s Surveyor-General, named the Barossa in 1837 after the site of an English victory over the French in the Spanish Peninsular War. In the mid-1800’s Silesian and English immigrants settled in the area. The Barossa itself comprises two distinct sub-regions: Eden Valley and the warmer Barossa Valley floor at 270m.The Barossa Valley enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate characterised by hot dry summers and relatively low rainfall. Cool sea breezes from the Gulf of St Vincent modify the temperature, however hot northerly winds can occasionally dominate creating considerable vine stress. Many older established vineyards are dry-grown, but supplementary irrigation is also extensively used. The valley is comprised of rich brown soils and alluvial sands. A long history of uninterrupted viticulture in the area means the Barossa valley is home to Australia’s largest concentration of old-vine Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre with many over 100 years old. Although most famous for Shiraz, the Barossa can also produce fragrant and deliciously fruity Grenache blends and beautifully rich, chocolatey Cabernet Sauvignons.