2013 Best's Sparkling Shiraz

Region:Great Western , VIC

Style:Sparkling - Red

Producer:Best's Great Western

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One of the best Sparkling Shiraz in the country!

RRP $35.00


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The Great Western has a tradition of making Sparkling Shiraz that stretches back over a century. In 2006, after a 40-year hiatus, Best's decided to reinvent and rejuvenate this great tradition and endeavoured to make the definitive Sparkling Shiraz. This year, they've nailed it. This release from 2013 was picked earlier than the usual Best's Shiraz. It's spent an extra couple of years on lees than previous releases which has really pushed this to another level of class. Gary Walsh gave this 94+ points and said, "Pretty much, this is how you do it." A benchmark for this iconic Australian wine style. At $35, this is excellent buying.

What it Tastes Like

"The colour here is something else; it makes deep purple look insipid. Blackberry and violet, dark boiled XMAS cake, chocolate and leather, with a slightly briny character too. It’s dense and tannic, full of juicy purple flavour, along with raspberries, salt beef and spice. It’s almost more savoury than simply sweet, and has layers of complexity and a full throttle finish rolling with dark chocolate and a thick pillow of tannin. Pretty much, this is how you do it. Almost ready now, but will really be better still in a few years." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)


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Best's winemaker Justin Purser