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Date Printed: 8/21/2014
Greg Norman Estates Limestone Coast Shiraz 2002
Greg Norman Estates Limestone Coast Shiraz 2002
(search item no. 75981)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 8/21/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Bright, lively and generous with its distinctively blueberry, plum and smoky aromas and flavors. Lingers with unexpected elegance and hints of sweet spice on the finish. Drink now through 2012."
-Wine Spectator

The bouquet is a complex blend of red berry fruits with plum and chocolate and a hint of spice. The palate has rich fruit flavors of dark berry with an excellent depth of intensity and an almost seamless structure. In the glass, it shows a deep vibrant red with purple tinges. The intense flavors are held together by well integrated fine grain tannins, providing a long rewarding finish. A stylish wine, which will age gracefully and improve with time in the bottle.

Viticulture: The fruit from this wine was sourced from premium vineyards within the Limestone Coast region, with the majority coming from the Connawarra and Wrattonbully regions. The Limestone Coast is one of Australia's leading wine producing areas, located half way between Melbourne and Adelaide. The region is famous for outcrops of red soil that sits above a hard layer of coastal limestone – hence the regions name. Careful crop management ensures low yields and intensely flavored fruit. The 1999 vintage was mild to warm during the ripening period, producing fruit with excellent color and flavor development.

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About Greg Norman Estates:

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.