2017 Best's Great Western Cabernet Sauvignon

Grampians, VIC

Deliciously approachable Cabernet, great both now or with years in the cellar. Ludicrous value.

$23.00

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About

About The Wine

Best's claim that "If our Great Western region were somehow prohibited from growing Shiraz, it would probably be just as famous for its Cabernets."

Looking at the quality, value and potential longevity of their Great Western Cabernet Sauvignon, it's hard to argue with them.

The 2016 hits that magic Cabernet sweet spot between approachability and cellarability, all wrapped up in an impressively elegant, medium-bodied package.

It received 92 points from Campbell Mattinson, and for a Cabernet that's great either right now or in the cellar, you'll struggle to find better value.

About Best's Great Western

Best's Great Western is one of the oldest family-owned wineries in the country.

Their iconic Nursery Block is home to some of the oldest clonal material for particular varieties that can be found anywhere in the world. Established in the late 1860s, this precious vineyard is envied by much of the wine growing world.

Their wines are consistently excellent: the Shiraz dark and powerful, the Rieslings full flavoured and impeccably balanced, and the rare releases of Old Vine Meunier and Thomson Family Shiraz are some of the most collectable red wines in the country.

The Thomson family, and the Best family before them, have given us one of the true treasures of the Australian wine scene.

Owner Viv Thomson & Winemaker Justin Purser
Owner Viv Thomson & Winemaker Justin Purser
Great Western, VIC
Reviews

Critic Reviews

92Points
The Wine Front

"Best’s cabernet has become pretty reliable buying/drinking. Solid as a rock. Ripe, fruit-driven, savoury around the edges and kissed with milky oak. It’s well-formed, well-made and well-finished. Curranty flavours in the main with mint, earth, malt and a subtle briary note. Recommended." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

One of the greatest things about the Great Western wine region is its ability to successfully grow a broad range of grape varieties. Shiraz may be the regional hero, but Cabernet Sauvignon from the area can lay almost equal claim. Best’s Great Western Cabernet Sauvignon is a fine example of the Great Western Regional style; showing rich, mocha and berry fruit with a solid mid-palate weight thanks to superbly concentrated fruit.

Vintage - Good winter rains set the vineyards up for ideal spring growing conditions that saw great flowering and fruit set. The mild summer conditions and long ripening period (with some timely small rain events), ensured that the fruit matured in near perfect conditions for harvest. It’s a vintage that has more resemblance to those of the 80s and 90s than the vintages of this century.

Blend : Cabernet Sauvignon (100%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Best
Best's historic cellar
Grampians, VIC
Delivery Information

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Pricing & Discounts

Everyday Low & Consistent Pricing is something we strongly believe in. We want our customers to feel confident they are always getting the best price. If you see a price lower somewhere else let us know and we'll match it (policy here). We'll even retrospectively refund you if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on.

We Also Offer Volume Discounts. It works like this:

  ORDERS OVER $149 GET FREE SHIPPING

  ORDERS OVER $299 GET A $20 DISCOUNT

  ORDERS OVER $499 GET A $40 DISCOUNT

  ORDERS OVER $999 GET A $100 DISCOUNT

This will all be automatically applied to your cart during the checkout process. So for example, if you create a cart with a total of $310, your final price at checkout will be $290. The discount will generally be applied to the first item in the cart. For very large wholesale or function orders (weddings etc) we are always happy to negotiate on a case by case basis. Don't hesitate to contact us.