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Greg Norman Australia Estates Limestone Coast Shiraz 2006

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A deep dark red with purple hues; intense lifted aromas of ripe dark plum blackberry sweet vanillin and spice with light subtle hints of blueberry and blackcurrant fruit all portend to a generous palate that is full flavored balanced and long. The mid palate's ripe berry flavors will with time reveal more complex characters such as dark chocolate liquorice wood smoke and warm leather as the wine ages and evolves.

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Color: Red
Varietal: Syrah
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Greg's Wine Preferences I was first introduced to wine and the appreciation of a good bottle of wine back in the 70s when I started playing professional golf in Europe. I would frequently enjoy a bottle of wine with dinner and since I was playing a great deal of golf in France at the time, we favored French wine. While in Australia, I did try many Aussie wines, but they were not nearly as popul... Read more
Greg's Wine Preferences I was first introduced to wine and the appreciation of a good bottle of wine back in the 70s when I started playing professional golf in Europe. I would frequently enjoy a bottle of wine with dinner and since I was playing a great deal of golf in France at the time, we favored French wine. While in Australia, I did try many Aussie wines, but they were not nearly as popular as they are today. I drank Californian wine very infrequently, as I was not a regular in the States. Now, however, it seems all I drink are varietals from Australia or California, as I tend to enjoy their qualities better than wines from other countries. One of my favorite wines is the Australian Reserve Shiraz. It has such a deep, intense flavor, filled with tannins that are pronounced but not overbearing, and a hint of blueberry. Zinfandel is also a personal favorite, and the new Lake County Zinfandel has the spicy, red fruit character style that I particularly enjoy. Only after many years of experimenting with wines from all over the world have I come to understand the characteristics that I most enjoy. In my Chardonnays, I prefer a less dry, less heavy wine with more oak flavor to it. I find that most California and Australian Chardonnays possess this quality. For this reason, I wanted the style of my new Santa Barbara County Chardonnay to be alive with fruit flavors and pair well with many foods. Many people assume that I prefer Australian wine above all others, because that is where Greg Norman Estates originated, but it isn't true. For me it depends on the situation, menu choice and mood. I am more of a casual wine drinker, rather than an intense wine connoisseur, and therefore I drink whatever wine I have a desire for at that moment. Read less

Member Reviews for Greg Norman Australia Estates Limestone Coast Shiraz

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Snooth User: Philip James
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2.50 5
03/16/2009

Strong herbal nose, which leads to a minty, wine with nose of herb encrusted lamb. Short finish.


Snooth User: firedog909
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4.00 5
01/03/2009

was impressed by this wine. For a reasonable value, got a nice focused wine, a strong berry and cedar flavors and a decently long finish. Kind of a tight nose.


Snooth User: moodymalbec
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4.00 5
12/03/2009

ah ha! I really love this wine! and what a great value... In my opinion, a "tart" nose with notes of vanilla, orange blossom, black cherry gave way to a slightly acidic palate, definitely taste the cedar and berries. Agree on the short finish, but overall a great value!


External Reviews for Greg Norman Australia Estates Limestone Coast Shiraz

External Review
10/06/2009

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External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

This Shiraz's black-pepper accent is its best feature; on the nose, it's joined by meaty notes. On the palate, it's taken over by a smooth, woody overlay and sour plums.


External Review
10/06/2009

A deep dark red with purple hues; intense lifted aromas of ripe dark plum blackberry sweet vanillin and spice with light subtle hints of blueberry and blackcurrant fruit all portend to a generous palate that is full flavored balanced and long. The mid palate's ripe berry flavors will with time reveal more complex characters such as dark chocolate liquorice wood smoke and warm leather as the wine ages and evolves.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Light, bright and appealing for its pretty strawberry and floral flavors, which echo nicely on the firm-textured finish. Drink now through 2004.


External Review
01/29/2010

Deep, dark red with purple hues. Intense, lifted aromas of ripe, dark plum, blackberry, sweet vanilla and spice with light subtle hints of blueberry and blackcurrant fruit, all portend to a generous palate that is full flavored, balanced and long. The palate, though big and opulent, has an elegant, smooth texture, some mocha and cedar oak character combined with ripe, dark berry fruit and fine tannins. The mid palate's ripe berry flavors will, with time, reveal more complex characters such as dark chocolate, liquorice, wood smoke and warm leather, as the wine ages and evolves. A full bodied, rich rewarding Shiraz that expresses the warmth of the Australian vintage and the riper flavors, obtainable from the renowned Limestone Coast regions - a wine both generous and harmonious. Excellent drinking now but will reward careful cellaring for six to seven years.


External Review
02/12/2009

This Shiraz from Australia's Limestone Coast is made from vineyards grown on shallow red soils overlyinghard limestone. Dark plum and black cherry are enhanced with a touch of spicy oak and followed by suppole, yet supportive tannins.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Lithe, with tangy acidity to balance the ripe blackberry and licorice flavors, which linger nicely as the finish picks up austere tannins. Drink with something meaty. Best from 2007 through 2012.


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A deep dark red with purple hues; intense lifted aromas of ripe dark plum blackberry sweet vanillin and spice with light subtle hints of blueberry and blackcurrant fruit all portend to a generous palate that is full flavored balanced and long. The mid palate's ripe berry flavors will with time reveal more complex characters such as dark chocolate liquorice wood smoke and warm leather as the wine ages and evolves.

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