Last Friday we were treated to a fantastic dinner experience in the newly opened private dining room at Restaurant Vlaar. Restaurant owner Arlo donned the chef’s hat for the evening and showed us a gastronomical live cooking show. ##
Paired with the magnificent food we had some very special wines lined up, starting out with the Apricot Block Shiraz 2001 from Greenock Creek. With the 99 point Robert Parker awarded it with in 2004 it heightened our expectations of this bottle.
Greenock Creek is a relatively small Australian producer, with an output between the 3000 and 3500 cases every year. All their grapes are grown at their own grounds as a genuine estate winery. The owners of Greenock Creek manage to keep the bar high in almost every vintage which makes it a highly sought wine.
This cult wine for Australian wine lovers from Barossa Valley is the example of a high-class Shiraz. On the nose, it showed a lovely bouquet of blackberry and spicy tones. The taste of the wine is full of dark fruit, and because of the age the wine showed chocolate tones. A very well-balanced wine with the tannins and the alcohol well integrated. The long finish makes the wine almost perfect. Blog by Bas BOW 9,5/10