Understandably, each year our producers are keen for The Vinorium to collect their new allocation, which is as exciting for us as it is you. Our decisions are based on the samples provided and/or sales from the previous year – it is difficult to revert to a winemaker with less than positive news, particularly if we are not a fan of the new collection. It is awkward and uncomfortable as we hate to let our hardworking winemakers down, but we are resolute in our approach. In short, we do not buy if the wine is not fantastic.

One producer is going through a seismic transformation which is particularly exciting to be part of, Greenock Creek from the Barossa Valley. As we previously reported (please read our full introduction), Greenock Creek is under new ownership. They are firmly putting the wheels in motion to expand their global reach. We have been provided with the freedom to represent these incredible wines throughout the UK, Europe and the USA which we will do with much vigour and with huge smiles on our faces, as these wines are simply fantastic.

More recently, they have replaced some of their staff and (in our opinion) put in some fabulous personnel – One major addition works for several Aussie producers and we know him well. Greenock Creek wines are big, bold and adored domestically however, we respectfully believe they need to find a degree of refinement and ‘polish’. This has been acknowledged and actioned with the new 2018 collection, which are in the air and heading to our HQ. Howard is clearly keen for our feedback and to share them with you however, our current stock levels are on the high side to consider a substantial order.

So, Howard has very kindly funded a clear-out sale with substantial discounts throughout the range. These are the biggest incentives to have been funded by any wine producer in our short history. Now, it is over to you to take advantage of. Both duty paid by the bottle and under bond by the case have all received discounts.

 
 
 

Greenock Creek SALE

 
 

Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Mike Bennie, The Wine Front "While tasting through a suite of 2017 Greenock Creek releases I kept gravitating back to the non-shiraz wines, specifically the cabernet sauvignon and mataro that were sent. This is one of the wines that sees French oak at Greenock Creek. Unfined-unfiltered to bottle. Bold, luscious and assertive style of cabernet sauvignon but it holds its muscular physique well. Rich cassis, new leather, lavender, woody spice and sandalwood characters emerge. Tannins are chewy, slightly woody, and finish the wine in chomps of wood spice and slight bitterness, though that feels apt after the thick, generous front and mid-palate stuffed with ripe fruit and lavish flavour. Strap in."

Was £34.95 per bottle

Special Price £28.50 per bottle

 
 

Alice's Shiraz 2017

Winemaker "Cranberry red with brick red hues. Blackberry and prune with savoury spices. Aromatic and spicy. Red currants and bitter cherries are supported by a high and defining tannin profile creating a flinty aspect the wine. Black berry fruits evolve towards the finish and are meet by anise and sage flavours carried by a cranberry acid line. Hand harvested and de-stemmed without being crushed. Fermented in concrete open fermenters for 7-10 days with 4 pump overs to maintain a fermentation temperature of 20-22’C. Drained and pressed though our wooden basket press before being transferred into seasoned American oak for 27 months. Bottled un-fined and unfiltered.

Was £34.95 per bottle

Special Price £28.95 per bottle

 
 

Casey's Block Shiraz 2017

China Wine & Spirits Awards 2019 - Gold Medal

Winemaker "Purple red blush with garnet hues. Blackcurrant jelly with cherry and coco powder. Generous and fruit driven. Dark chocolate and vanilla bean round out the dense layers of plums and blueberries. Inviting, soft tannins give a sense of plushness to the palate with buttered toast and dried figs to finish. Hand harvested and de-stemmed without being crushed. Fermented in concrete open fermenters for 7-10 days with 4 pump overs to maintain a fermentation temperature of 20-22’C. Drained and pressed though our wooden basket press before being transferred into seasoned American oak for 27 months. Bottled un-fined and unfiltered."

Was £29.95 per bottle

Special Price £24.00 per bottle

 
 

Apricot Block Shiraz 2017

Winemaker "The grapes are fermented in large, shallow open masonry fermenters, pumped over, chilled and pressed through a basket press. It is then racked into barrels to undergo natural MLF, keeping the free run and pressings separate to be blended back together prior to bottling. The wine is pumped into seasoned American hogsheads with a small percentage going into new oak barrels. It is then left to mature for approximately 27 months, and is usually not filtered or fined prior to bottling. This rich, dark red wine has complex aromas of spice and fruit, plums, berries and a splash of dark chocolate with a lingering velvety finish."

Was £36.95 per bottle

Special Price £31.50 per bottle

 
 

The Sibling Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Winemaker "Harvested from vineyards in the Northern Barossa sub-region of Ebenezer. The soil profile is sandy clay loam over solid limestone. Layered and full. The fully ripe blackberry and liquor cherry fruits are unpinned with the savoury edges of cigar, leather and dark chocolate. Oak tannins frame the body of the wine adding spiced toast notes, whilst fleshing out the fruit tannin profile to meld with blackcurrant notes, creating a seamless finish. Cherry red with blood orange hues. Raspberry, fig and white cherries with hints rhubarb leaves."

Was £30.50 per bottle

Special Price £25.55 per bottle

 
 

Seven Acre Shiraz 2017

Mike Bennie, The Wine Front "Blue berry fruit character overlaid on sweet earth, crushed rock, clove-nutmeg spice and slate-like mineral characters. Tannins shape the wine well and though north of medium bodied, there’s a sense of restraint, purity and freshness to this wine. Long, rolling, soft tannins lend a hand, and the wine has an easy appeal and yet a lot of character and detail. Heartland Barossa stuff done well here."

Was £39.95 per bottle

Special Price £35.50 per bottle

 
 

Alice's Shiraz 2016

Winemaker "The grapes are fermented in large, shallow open masonry fermenters, pumped over, chilled and pressed through a basket press. It is then racked into barrels to undergo natural MLF, keeping the free run and pressings separate to be blended back together prior to bottling. The wine is pumped into seasoned American hogsheads with a small percentage going into new oak barrels. It is then left to mature for approximately 27 months, and is usually not filtered or fined prior to bottling. A wine of great flavour and depth with an abundance of fruit, currants, raspberry and juniper, wrapped in a mild oaky finish."

Was £34.95 per bottle

Special Price £30.95 per bottle

 
 

Cornerstone Grenache 2018

Winemaker "Cherry red with blueberry hues. Aromas of raspberries and red currants with hints of white pepper and strawberry blossoms. Juicy and generous. The vibrant red berried fruits are at the fore with supporting layers of sweet kitchen spices and rhubarb stems providing vibrancy to the mid palate. The oak is playing a supporting role, framing the mineral/stonewashed tannin profile that creates a creamy balance to the wine.

Hand harvested and de-stemmed without being crushed. Fermented in concrete open fermenters for 7-10 days with 4 pump overs to maintain a fermentation temperature of 20-22’C. Drained and pressed though our wooden basket press before being transferred into seasoned oak for 15 months. Bottled un-fined and un-filtered."

Was £29.95 per bottle

Special Price £26.50 per bottle

 
 

Marananga Shiraz 2017

Winemaker "Harvested from a vineyard in the heart of the Marananga sub-region, which is renowned for producing rich and silky wines. Vibrant and spicy. Concentrated dark cherries, satsuma plums and freshly ground pepper flow through the palate with supporting charry vanilla bean oak. All encased by a rich and silken tannin profile that drives the raspberry infused chocolate creaminess to round out the lengthy finish. Dark cherry red with rustic red hues. Black plum with mixed berry compote and white peppercorns."

Was £22.95 per bottle

Special Price £20.50 per bottle