Greg Norman Estates Shiraz Limestone Coast 2002
The fruit for this wine was sourced from vineyards in Padthaway, Wrattonbully and the legendary Coonawarra region in South Australia, which has become legendary for its wines made from vineyards grown on rich red soils overlying hard limestone rock. The 2002 vintage was exceptional. The cool vintage ensured that the fruit developed intense varietal fruit characters, elegant tannins and firm structure. After crushing the fruit was fermented for 7 days in small rotary and static fermenters. Special fruit parcels were then pressed to barrel to complete 22 months' fermentation in a combination of American and French oak barrels. The finished wine is then cellared in bottle for 36 months prior to release. The 2002 Greg Norman Reserve Shiraz is a rich, deep, red color, indicating great power and intensity. The nose shows complex layers of fruit with rich, dark plum and blackberry notes complemented by earthy notes and spicy oak aromas. The palate is full bodied and elegant with dark plum and blackberry flavors complemented by touches of eucalypt and mint. Supple, silky tannins form the basis of this finely structured and balanced Shiraz.
This wine starts with intense fruit flavors of blackberry and blueberry before a lively yet earthy finish lingers on your palate. While the full body boasts balanced tannins and acidity, spiced chocolate swirls around the light oak aromas that add to this wine's smooth complexity. This powerful shiraz pairs especially well with grilled filet and shrimp.
Excellent Shiraz for the price. Lovely color on presentation. Blueberry and plum flavors accent the wine along with a soft smoky flavour.
Three and a half glasses
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