I found myself in the midst of an indecisive quandary regarding what bottle I should enjoy the other night. As with the majority of my quandaries, I enlisted the assistance of my husband. I relayed the basics of the two bottles I was trying to choose between, and when I said one was a Greg Norman Shiraz, he asked if it was the golfer’s wine. I of course had no idea and said so, but added that it has a fun shark on the label. He informed me that the shark is Greg’s emblem, so clearly I had myself a bottle from one of the golf legend’s estates. That was enough for me, so I popped open the Greg Norman Shiraz Limestone Coast 2008.
Delightful dark ruby in colour, after aerating the smell of alcohol was still strong; however traces of blackberry and leather aromas were battling for control. Tart cherry and plum flavours mingled about with leather notes in the medium to full body. The respectable finish delivered spicy black peppercorn and woodsy oak notes, culminating with a lingering blackberry jam essence. For a Shiraz I found it to be a bit mundane, nevertheless, the smooth, firm tannins contribute a good balance between the fruitiness and dryness making each sip pleasant and agreeable.
Produced and Bottled by Greg Norman Estates