Greg Norman Limestone Coast Shiraz - Printable Version

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- Drew - 10-20-2000 08:05 AM

1998 Greg Norman Limestone Coast Shiraz

Now I know why I took up drink Greg's wines!
Beautiful opaque, rich dark black ruby color with an initial nose of oak only. After 30 minutes the oak retreated a little exposing mature plum and vanilla scents. Very full bodied and elegent, flavors of plum,bright cherry,chocolate,sweet vanilla and good pepper on the long finish. I really enjoyed this wine alone but would hesitate paring with food as I thought a little too oaky. It kinda reminded me of an overoaked Napa Merlot with some spice on the finish. Great effort though.


- Drew - 06-05-2001 08:09 AM

Had this again last Saturday with Filet Mignon, baked spuds and salad with balsamic vinaigrette. Paired well with the acidity from the dressing. A well crafted shiraz.


- RAD - 06-05-2001 03:22 PM

Drew, I've had this one too, and give it a solid thumbs-up.


- Innkeeper - 01-17-2002 08:16 AM

Checked out this thread before popping a '98 last night. It gave me heart, and was rewarded. The wine was fully fleshed out and wonderful. Matched perfectly with BBQ'd country ribs. Thanks for the tip Drew.

- wondersofwine - 01-17-2002 02:00 PM

I'm not sure of the vintage (probably was '98) but this was a popular wine at the Pinehurst Wine Festival last September.

- Tom 1960 - 01-18-2002 09:05 PM

I remember when first hearing that Greg Norman had his own line of wines I kind or chuckled to myself. Then I read a favorable write up in Wine Spectator and decide to give it a shot. I was surprised. I'm definitely no expert but this stuff is good.

- Drew - 08-09-2004 05:16 AM

Opened one 2 nights ago and was really disappointed. Mostly oak at this point with fading fruit. Recorked and opened last night. Seemed a little better with some spicy blackberry and pepper showing thru but this has evolved into an oak bomb.