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2014 Best's Sparkling Shiraz

Grampians, VIC

Benchmark Sparkling Shiraz from a Victorian icon.

$30.00

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Categories: Best's Great Western
About

About The Wine

The Great Western has a tradition of making Sparkling Shiraz that stretches back over a century, and the style is brilliantly brought to life here by iconic Victorian producer Best's.

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. Recent releases have been picked earlier than in the past, with an extra couple of years on lees really pushing this to another level of class.

A benchmark Australian Sparkling red and at just $30, excellent buying.

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

"It’s fresh, clean, mellow through the palate but then rich and sweet to close. It tastes of black cherry and boysenberry, mint and plum, though the finish then pours on toffee, chocolate and raisin notes. It shows some warmth, but the flavour pushes long. The dosage is probably a touch too high for my tastes but then I’d also reckon that it’s been finely tuned and balanced, and that’s hard to argue against. Pretty impressive all round. Some nice ‘florals’ here too." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

95Points
The Real Review

"This has a deep, purple-tinted colour, with savoury dried herb and earthy notes over dark plum, chocolate and spices. It’s medium to full-bodied with good rich fruit, some sweetness and soft but drying tannins to follow. There’s a trace of bitter licorice on the finish, which helps cleanse the palate. Excellent!" - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

Additional Info

From The Producer

Best’s Great Western Sparkling Shiraz was re- introduced at Best’s in 2006 after almost 40 years of absence. The sparkling Shiraz style is synonymous with Great Western and has been made in the region since the early 1900s.

Best’s Sparkling Shiraz epitomises the regional characteristics with plenty of spice and plummy fruit characters. The base wine is left on yeast lees on bottle for 20 months or more and disgorged in the traditional method. The dosage liqueur for this wine contains a small quantity of very old Best’s Liqueur Muscat that gives the wine an added layer of interest and complements the style.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 14.0%
Closure : Crown
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Best
Best's historic cellar
Grampians, VIC
Shipping

Shipping & Delivery

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