Green Point Shiraz 2002

Syrah/Shiraz from Victoria, Australia

Item No. 78344
  • red wine
  • WS93
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Winemaker's Notes

Number 28 on Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines of 2004!

Colour: Deep dark vibrant red

Aroma: Complex array of ripe dark fruits from blackberries to blood plums, with hints of peppercorn aromas, lifted by a subtle, yet spicy, sweet vanilla oak.

Palate: The wine is soft and rich while maintaining the persistent elegance of a cooler climate Shiraz. Generous ripe dark berry fruit and sweet spice flavours fill the front palate and extend into the richer licorice and black pepper of the mid palate. Savory oak and soft tannins provide a complex, long and sustained finish.

Learn About Green Point Map ItMap It

In the 1840s, when the Yarra Valley in Victoria was first settled by Europeans, they observed that one particular spur of land leading down to the Yarra river always remained green longer as summer advanced. They called it Green Point. It stayed green because the deep weathered siltstone soils on this spur retain moisture longer than other areas in the valley. These soils, in...

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Learn About Victoria

From stickies to Pinot Noir, Victoria is varied in its wines. The southernmost state of Australia, Victoria is third in wine production, after South Australia and New South Wales. The state is home to Yarra Valley as well as other cool climate growing regions, and yet, it also houses the regions of Rutherglen & Glenrowan. These two areas are hot and dusty and famous for their...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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