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Greg Norman Australia Estates Shiraz 2012

Member Review by RandyFisher:

I have a sinus infection so take this review for what it worth. Drank this over three days. I was surprised this wine leaned to a more old world style with limited fruit on the nose and palate, it was a bit herbaceous. It has a good level of acidity and mildly tannic on the finish. Not bad but nothing I'm likely to seek out.

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Greg Norman Estates:
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

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Snooth User: RandyFisher
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12/14/2015

I have a sinus infection so take this review for what it worth. Drank this over three days. I was surprised this wine leaned to a more old world style with limited fruit on the nose and palate, it was a bit herbaceous. It has a good level of acidity and mildly tannic on the finish. Not bad but nothing I'm likely to seek out.


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Source: WineExpress.com
06/03/2015

The fruit for this wine was sourced from vineyards in Coonawarra, Padthaway, Mt Benson, Robe and Wrattonbully - in the Limestone Coast region in the south-east corner of South Australia. Shiraz vineyard parcels are kept separate in the winery from the crusher until final stage of wine blending. After destemming and crushing all fruit is gently fermented for 5 to 10 days or longer then pressed off the skins before the harsh bitter tannins are extracted into the wine. Ferments were racked off the lees to complete malolactic fermentation in either stainless steel tanks or in small oak barrels. After 12 months maturation in barrels the individual wine components and wine barrel groups of each vineyard were tasted and selected through to be included in the final blend. This 2012 Greg Norman Estates Shiraz is an attractive dark crimson red color in the glass. On the nose, rich chocolate and coconut mocha notes from the oak maturation underpin distinctive black cherry, mulberry and blackberry jam aromas. Medium bodied, soft and elegantly structured showing a spectrum of rich dark fruit flavors on the palate that persist on the long finish.



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