+ Add Critic Score

Submit a Critic Score

Score:

Name of Critic:

Close

Greg Norman Estates Limestone Coast 2005

Winemaker's Notes:

The fruit for this wine was sourced from the Limestone Coast vineyards in Padthaway, Coonawarra and Wrattonbully. Australian red wines from these regions are renowned for their quality and consistency, particularly parcels of fruit from vineyards grown on rich red soils overlying hard limestone rock. 2005 vintage began with a cool, wet spring, followed by extremes of temperature in February. By autumn, however, the weather had settled providing perfect ripening conditions resulting in grapes with excellent flavor and great natural acidity.This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (91%) and Merlot (9%) is a supple generously flavored blend, which is always the perfect partner with food. The Greg Norman Estates 2005 Limestone Coast Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot is bright ruby red in color. Vibrant and complex aromas of spicy, red berry fruit, cinnamon and clove spice. The same abundant, vibrant fruit is reflected on the palate which also shows a hint of licorice, sweet cinnamon spice, and subtle cedary French oak. The wine is beautifully structured with soft, velvety tannins, balanced acid and abundant, bright, sweet fruit on the finish.Cheers | January/February 2008Brash and pronounced with black fruit in the Cabernet, the soft, velvety merlot in this wine then fills the back with a rounded mouthfeel. Superbly done, it pairs nicely with chicken-on-the-bone dishes or rack of lamb.

Vintages

  • 2005

+ Vintage
Color: Red
  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • List It
  • Add Review
0 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
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

The fruit for this wine was sourced from the Limestone Coast vineyards in Padthaway, Coonawarra and Wrattonbully. Australian red wines from these regions are renowned for their quality and consistency, particularly parcels of fruit from vineyards grown on rich red soils overlying hard limestone rock. 2005 vintage began with a cool, wet spring, followed by extremes of temperature in February. By autumn, however, the weather had settled providing perfect ripening conditions resulting in grapes with excellent flavor and great natural acidity.This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (91%) and Merlot (9%) is a supple generously flavored blend, which is always the perfect partner with food. The Greg Norman Estates 2005 Limestone Coast Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot is bright ruby red in color. Vibrant and complex aromas of spicy, red berry fruit, cinnamon and clove spice. The same abundant, vibrant fruit is reflected on the palate which also shows a hint of licorice, sweet cinnamon spice, and subtle cedary French oak. The wine is beautifully structured with soft, velvety tannins, balanced acid and abundant, bright, sweet fruit on the finish.Cheers | January/February 2008Brash and pronounced with black fruit in the Cabernet, the soft, velvety merlot in this wine then fills the back with a rounded mouthfeel. Superbly done, it pairs nicely with chicken-on-the-bone dishes or rack of lamb.

Photos

+ Add Image

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals






Snooth Media Network