Nick Faldo Shiraz 2005
Syrah/Shiraz from Coonawarra, Limestone Coast, Australia
Deep plum, with purple tinged edges. A rich combination of ripe fruit with subtle sweet oak aromas. Attractive Shiraz aromas of raspberry and licorice with light peppery tones with sweet vanilla oak to complement the distinctive fruit aromas. A rich and generous palate structure with well integrated and subtle sweet oak. Ripe raspberry and plummy fruit tones with sweet vanillin oak flavors. Soft, fine tannins combine well with the regional peppery note add to the lingering finish.
Try this shiraz with a marbled beef fillet, beef goulash or rich tomato based pasta.
Wine Enthusiast - "Intense and focused, this good value Coonawarra opens with notes of leather and polished wood overlaid with red-berry fruit. Tannins are smooth, but there’s plenty of lip-smacking acidity to keep the cherry cordial and plum fruit flavors lively. Drink now."
Nick Faldo Winery
Faldo wines were launched in 2000 and named in honor of legendary golfer Nick Faldo. They are made entirely from estate grown fruit.
The aim behind Faldo wines is to capture the essential characteristics of Coonawarra in a harmonious, early drinking, fruit forward style priced for regular enjoyment. There are three wines in the range: Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. View all Nick Faldo Wines
About CoonawarraView a map of Coonawarra wineries
Located on the Limestone Coast of South Australia, Coonawarra is quite flat, except for the vineyards, which are slightly elevated. That, along with the proximity to the ocean and frequent cloud cover, Coonawarra never gets too hot. There is a small strip of soil, about nine miles long and two miles wide, called Terra Rossa, or red earth. It is the coveted place to plant Shiraz & Cabernet Sauvignon in this small region.
Notable FactsCabernet Sauvignon is the grape of choice here. There is a good amount of Shiraz planted as well, and blends of the two are popular. Cabernet grown in the Terra Rossa shows a sense of place, and the wines are in high demand. The wine is elegant in structure, with prominent acidity and firm tannins, while being full of ripe fruit flavors typical of Australia's style.
About AustraliaLike the United States, which is about the same size, Australia's winemaking regions are huddled into one or two pockets of the country. The state of South Australia, which produces about 60% of the country's wine, also has the most wineries and sub-regions, including McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley. New South Wales is home to the Hunter Valley, while the smaller, southern state of Victoria is best known for theYarra Valley. Head way west to the very large state of Western Australia and you'll find the tiny region of Margaret River at the southern tip.
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