Greg Norman Estates Limestone Coast Shiraz 2008

Syrah/Shiraz from Australia

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Item No. 110441
  • WS89
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

The 2008 Greg Norman Estates Limestone Coast Shiraz is a vibrant dark crimson color with rich purple hue. The nose is rich and complex showing strong notes of dark chocolate cake, black cherries, blueberry pie and dark plum with a hint of gingerbread and cinnamon. There is a hint of lifted coconut and vanillan oak rounding out the aromas. The bouquet flows on to the palate with big flavors and generous dark chocolate, dark fruit and rich sweet vanillan coconut oak. Behind these primarily flavors are an array of complex flavors including cherry stone, tobacco and spiced ginger bread. This 2008 Shiraz expresses the best qualities of the Limestone Coast Shiraz vineyards of South Australia.

Critical Acclaim

"Vibrant in flavor and well-mannered in structure, playing its blackberry and currant fruit against hints of licorice and bay leaf. The finish lingers easily against velvety tannins. Drink now through 2016."
89 Points

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Learn About Greg Norman Estates Map ItMap It

Greg Norman's passion for fine wine was the genesis of Greg Norman Estates - a collection of wines produced from some of the finest growing regions in Australia, California and Argentina. While his well-documented wins on the golf course have assured his place in golf history, off the course, Greg's passion and enthusiasm for wine and his zest and dedication for living well have combined to create a stunning collection of high-quality wines from some of his favorite parts of the world.

Learn About Other Australia

With a landmass the size of the US, Australia has just as many appellations. Many wines are simply labeled from their state of origin. Some of these are the most popular: New South Wales - home to Sydney and other tourist destinations, New South Wales has a smaller focused wine growing region, but many wines are a blend of these smaller appellations and so are deemed New...

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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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