2001 Greg Norman Estates Syrah Shiraz Limestone Coast Australia
TASTING NOTES: Deep vibrant red with purple hues, its complex bouquet is made up of dark berry, plums and black cherry with a hint of vanilla and spice. The palate shows an excellent depth of flavor with abundant rich, dark berry fruit and spicy, well-balanced oak. For a long, rewarding finish, the intense flavors are supported by supple, fine-grain tannins. REVIEWS: Rated 89. Supple and generous, with nicely focused plum and pretty spice character, juicy acidity but not so much that it feels tart. It's just a welcoming balance that wants food to complete the picture. Wine Spectator, September read more...15, 2004 (hide)
Wine.comThe 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.