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Date Printed: 11/24/2014
Green Point Shiraz 2003
Green Point Shiraz 2003
(search item no. 85738)
Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 11/24/2014: $19.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Blending the regional characteristics from some of Victoria's premium Shiraz districts has created a complex and balanced Shiraz. The pepper and spice of Yarra Valley meshes wonderfully with the sweeter and supple dark berry flavours from Heathcote and Rutherglen. Overall an excellent example of Victorian Shiraz.

This wine has a full and rich palate of blackberry, licorice and plums with lovely peppery hints and supple, savoury tannins. This wine will develop in bottle over the next 5 to 10 years.

My Notes:

About Green Point:

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 combination with the Yarra Valley's cool climate, proved to be an ideal "terroir" for grape growing and grapes have been grown on these slopes since the 1850s.

Mo√ęt & Chandon acquired the site in 1986 and today it is where they grow high quality Chardonnay and Pinot Noir for Green Point still wines. They have selected other sites in Victoria and the Yarra Valley that provide the ideal marriage of "terroir" with variety for the other Green Point varietals (Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Shiraz).