• WS: 90

    Wine Spectator Score

    90

    Close

Greg Norman Estates Shiraz Limestone Coast 2002

Winemaker's Notes:

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.

  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • + List It
  • + Critic Score

    Submit a Critic Score

    Score:

    Name of Critic:

    Close
3.69 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

Member Reviews for Greg Norman Estates Shiraz Limestone Coast

Add your review
Snooth User: HBPirates
7800846
4.00 5
01/04/2009

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.


Snooth User: pkoster6000
2923738
4.00 5
07/27/2007

Excellent Shiraz for the price. Lovely color on presentation. Blueberry and plum flavors accent the wine along with a soft smoky flavour.


Snooth User: ike spivey
2863253
3.50 5
05/10/2008

Three and a half glasses



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.

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals »

Syrah Top Lists








Snooth Media Network