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2015 Best's Thomson Family Shiraz

Region:Great Western , VIC

Style:Full Bodied

Producer:Best's Great Western

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The iconic old vines of Best's distilled into a bottle. This is the pinnacle of the Best's range and extremely limited.

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The Best's Great Western Thomson Family Shiraz is the apex wine of this famous winery. The 15 rows of ancient vines that contribute to this wine were planted in 1868 by founder and Victorian wine pioneer, Henry Best. The wine is only released in the finest vintages, having been made only nine times in the last two decades. It receives the royal treatment from winemaker Justin Purser and co. The fruit is hand picked and ferment in small batches then married to the finest oak. The intent is to create a wine that tells the tale of these old stalwart vines. Something that will age gracefully for decades to come. The 2014 was named the James Halliday Wine of the Year and was already sold out at the time of the award. 2015 is an excellent follow-up and is available in only minuscule amounts. Act quickly to secure your own allocation.

What it Tastes Like

"Picked from fifteen rows of the original 1868 plantings. Boysenberry, raspberry, fresh picked blackberry, black pepper, mint, nougat, sandalwood and toasty oak. Medium bodied, nutty and spicy, has the tartness of just ripe blackberry, and a similar flavour, dusty and spicy tannin, hazelnut and chocolate, and something briary and more salty/savoury, almost earthy, rolling through on the long finish. Obviously very young. More to come." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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Best's winemaker Justin Purser