Shiraz
Read what leading publications have written about this wine.

Wine Spectator

(January/February, 2009)

2006 Shiraz: "Top Values of 2008: BE Australia."

Rated 89 Points

Wine Spectator

(October 2008)

2006 Shiraz: "Crisp in texture, with an overlay of earthy green olive character on a taut core of blackberry and tar flavors, persisting nicely on the juicy finish. Drink now through 2013."

Rated 89 Points

Chicago Magazine

(November 2008)

2005 Shiraz: "The 20 Best Steak houses: Best Wine Bets: Recommended affordable bottle at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse."

Pittsburgh Magazine

(June 2008)

2005 Shiraz: "Exhibits classic aromas and flavors of dark plum and blackberry with a touch of spice and cedar in the finish."

Wine Spectator

(June 2007)

2005 Shiraz: "A strong leaf character runs through the currant and spice aromas and flavors of this lively, open-textured Shiraz. Not for everyone, but distinctive. Drink now through 2010."

Rated 88 Points

Wine Spectator

(October 2006)

2004 Shiraz: "The Values Guide: 100 Great Buys For $25 or Less."

Wine Spectator

(October 2006)

2004 Shiraz: "Lithe, with tangy acidity to balance the ripe blackberry and licorice flavors, which linger nicely as the finish picks up austere tannins. Drink with something meaty. Best from 2007 through 2012."

Rated 88 Points

Wine Spectator

(October 2006)

2004 Shiraz: "Daily Wine Pick $15 to $30."

Bloomberg Markets

(July 2007)

2004 Shiraz: "Intense ripe plum and pepper flavors. A consistent smart buy."

All About Beer Magazine

(May 2007)

2004 Shiraz: "This Australian red is almost purple in color and gives off an almost olive-like nose. There are touches of dark skin fruits throughout this wine with a bit of spice in the finish."

Wine Spectator

(October 15, 2006)

2003 Shiraz: "Harvey Steiman's Recommended Australian Reds: Top Values."

Wine Spectator

(May 15, 2006)

2003 Shiraz: "Smart Buy. Polished, ripe and jazzy in style, with lively acidity against surprisingly intense peppery plum, currant and blueberry fruit, persisting impressively through the long, supple finish."

Rated 90 Points

Wine Spectator

(May 15, 2006)

2003 Shiraz: "Great Value Wines from Around the World: 100 Wines / 90+ Points / $25 or Less."

Wine Enthusiast

(February 2006)

2003 Shiraz: "This Shiraz's black-pepper accent is its best feature; on the nose, it's joined by meaty notes. On the palate, it's taken over by a smooth, woody overlay and sour plums."

Rated 86 Points

Wine News

(Oct/Nov 2005)

2003 Shiraz: "Aromas of mint, oak, pencil and campfire. Stewed cherry, clove and nutmeg flavors. Earthy finish with tea and tobacco notes."

Rated 87 Points

Food & Wine

(January 2007)

2003 Shiraz: "An affordable crowd-pleaser characterized by simple peppery berry and toasty oak flavors."

Healthy Cooking Magazine

(December 2006)

2003 Shiraz: "2003 Greg Norman Estates Limestone Coast Shiraz offers big ripe berry notes accompanied by bits of pepper after it opens up. The wine is consistent throughout with strong black pepper streaks and bright blackberry flavors. This combination, backed up by elegant tannins, makes a tasty little wine. Notes of spiced fruit and bits of blueberry in the extended finish."

Berwick Observer

(November 2006)

2003 Shiraz: "This is a stunner. Just look at the color, a rich, intense, full-bodied, bold and beautiful wine. Some maturation in oak barrels gives the complexity we lust after when opening an Aussie Shiraz. It delivers the goods at a most generous price."

Sarasota Magazine

(Summer 2006)

2003 Shiraz: The 2003 vintages of Shiraz are just now coming into the market, and they're spicy, but not bitingly so. They show an appealing berry characteristic and taste wonderful with grilled foods or a plate of cheese. Look for the 2003 Greg Norman Estates Limestone Coast Shiraz."

Sports Illustrated

(April 2006)

2003 Shiraz: "The Tour's combination doubles the number of wines available with connections to professional golf, thus creating a wine category. Greg Norman was the first golfer to get into the business in the mid-90's. Included on the list of recommended golf wines: 2003 Greg Norman Estates Shiraz."

Wine Report

(April/May 2006)

2003 Shiraz: "Above Average Value. This dark, red, "briary, brambly" quaffer sniffed of intense black fruit, cinnamon, green peppercorn, dark coffee, chocolate and mushroom ... flavors of wild berries, tobacco, burnt earth and light cinnamon."

Rated 88 Points

Martha Stewart Living

(February 2006)

2003 Shiraz: "The warm scents and flavors that we've come to expect from hearty reds harmonize perfectly with the intense entrees and rich desserts of the season. One of our picks is 2003 Greg Norman Estates Limestone Coast Shiraz for its classically Australian zip and spice."

Wine Spectator

(April 2005)

2002 Shiraz: "Smart Buys / Best Values. Golfer Greg Norman hits a hole in one with this generous blueberry-and smoke-flavored red. It reveals an elegant side of Aussie Shiraz...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."

Rated 90 Points

Wine Spectator

(December 2005)

2002 Shiraz: "#58 on list of Top 100 Wines for 2005."

Quarterly Review of Wines

(Winter 2005)

2002 Shiraz: "This Shiraz is the best of the Greg Norman offerings, and its price is what most people want to pay. It is from a very fine vintage. Slightly sweet American oak nose, with spice and cinnamon and mild tannins. Finely structured. Rich chocolate, blackberry, plum and spice make this a delicious wine."

Chile Pepper

(November 2005)

2002 Shiraz: "Rich, delicate aromas of black cherry, cherry and spice. Similar flavors with soft mouthfeel and long finish. More elegant than many other Shirazes."

Rated 89 Points

Chicago Tribune

(January 2006)

2002 Shiraz: "Good. Dark fruit flavors meet with a touch of spice and black pepper in this Australian red."

Slate.msn.com

(March 2005)

2002 Shiraz: "Black pepper, sweet cherry flavors... Nicely restrained on the palate with good balance."

Wine Spectator

(September 2004)

2001 Shiraz: "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."

Rated 89 Points

The Star Ledger

(November 2003)

2001 Shiraz: "Celebs' wines uncork pleasant surprises Have you tried this Shiraz? It is very good."

The Wine Report

(May 2004)

2001 Shiraz: "Black cherry-colored with aromas of coffee, cherry and menthol. The wine had flavors of tart cherry, blackberry and subtle leather and tobacco. Smooth and medium-bodied, this quaffable wine finished with pleasant berry notes."

Rated 88 Points

The Capital

(July 2004)

2001 Shiraz: "This wine is good for current drinking, especially alongside grilled meats. Forward and jammy plum and blackberry flavors with a touch of cedar."

Rated 89 Points

The Vancouver Sun

(May 2004)

2001 Shiraz: "Suave and fruity blueberry, white pepper, and licorice tea flavors."

Toronto Life

(December 2004)

2001 Shiraz: "Very Good. Very lifted fragrant eucalyptus, cassis, campfire and mineral nose. Well integrated. Supple, elegant, fine tannin style. Has some poise. Very good length. Now to 2007."

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

(March 2004)

2001 Shiraz: "It is an easy to drink wine, firm in texture, and has flavors that linger on the palate. This wine is great with food."

Bakersfield Magazine

(Fall 2003)

2001 Shiraz: "Recommended."

Marin Independent Journal

(February 2004)

2001 Shiraz: "Recommended."

Wine Spectator

(August 2003)

2000 Shiraz: "Bright and generous, a lively red with herbal edge to the juicy blackberry and pepper flavors, echoing nicely on the tart finish."

Rated 86 Points

The Wine News

(October/November 2003)

2000 Shiraz: "Intriguing aromas of candied fruit, date, rum cake and wintergreen. Briary flavors of black plum, espresso, cedar and maple. Raspberry and smoke emerge in the finish."

Rated 86 Points

Food & Wine

(August 2003)

2000 Shiraz: "Recommended. A strong flavored wine with good acidity and fruit will complement the Indian flavors in the Indian flavors in the lamb's spice rub. Look for this spicy, juicy Shiraz that isn't too heavy."

USA Today

(July 2002)

2000 Shiraz: "Here's a brief guide to some bottles that stand out from the pack and deliver good value."

Rated 88 Points

Decanter

(November 2003)

2000 Shiraz: "Good quality, spicy fruit blackberry bouquet. Vibrant fruit, well made, good length."

Rated 89 Points

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

(May 2003)

2000 Shiraz: "Excellent. Has enticing fruit, spice and vanilla aromas that lead to concentrated plum, black cherry, currant, raspberry, spice and vanilla-oak flavors. This splendid dinner wine has supple tannins and a persistent finish."

Daily Herald (May 2003)

2000 Shiraz: "Exuberant, fresh-picked cherry flavors, firm but supple tannin and endless finish."

Tribune-Review

(June 2003)

2000 Shiraz: "Recommended. Grilling season is a great time to break out spicy reds such as this tasty Shiraz... The wine has a deep purple color and aromas of berries and black pepper followed by tasty, fruity flavors of berries and spice. The soft tannins and fruity finish are well-balanced."

Sun-Sentinel

(November 2003)

2000 Shiraz: "A rich, dark berry red with a long finish. If you haven't discovered the pleasures of an Aussie Shiraz, here is a great place to begin."

Bowie Blade-News

(May 2003)

2000 Shiraz: "Good Value. Big, bold flavors of ripe plums and blackberries with nice spice oak."

Livonia Observer

(July 2003)

2000 Shiraz: "Awesome Wine."

Colorado Wine News

(July/September 2003)

2000 Shiraz: "It has a very light bouquet of raspberry and milk chocolate. Its smooth, round raspberry flavors finish medium-broad and truncated."

San Francisco Chronicle

(November 2003)

2000 Shiraz: "Recommended Thanksgiving Wine. For those seeking bolder red wines... juicy yet structured."

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