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2017 Best’s Great Western Sparkling Shiraz

Grampians, VIC

An Australian classic. Best's Sparkling Shiraz is a long-time staple of the Australian Christmas lunch table. A lovely release in 2017.

$33.00

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Categories: Rare & Iconic Wines
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 extra time on lees really pushing this to another level of class.

A benchmark Australian Sparkling red and at just $35, 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.

Viv and Ben Thomson
Viv and Ben Thomson
Great Western, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

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 22 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.

Vintage: The vineyard set off to a rapid start with ideal conditions for budburst and a warm spring for fruit set. The summer was mainly warm and dry. There were a few hot spells, but adequate foliage ensured the vines remained in good health. The earlier than normal vintage period provided good ripening and harvest conditions with clear warm days that cooled off at night ensuring good natural acidity in the resultant wines.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 14.5%
Closure : Crown
Drink Until : 2031
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Justin Purser & Ben Thomson
Winemaker Justin Purser & Ben Thomson
Grampians, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

"Colour: Inky dark purple with a crimson hue. An exuberant mousse that fills the glass. The rocky head of deep purple foam subsides to reveal a lace of small and persistent bubbles. Bouquet: Layers of aroma: roses, plum pudding, nutmeg, parmesan rind, blackberry and dark spices. Add in an undertone of meatiness and brioche from the lees contact in bottle and it demands to be tasted. Palate: A broody and rich mouthful of fresh berries soaked in a spiced liqueur with a sprinkling of cocoa. The finish is seamless with a refreshing acidity and creamy effervescence to counter balance the fruit." - Best's Great Western

Customer Reviews
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  • TS
    Tony S.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Best Sparkling Shiraz

    One if Australia’s all time great sparkling Shiraz wines. It is deeply flavoured , has a bit of port or liquor sweetness in the middle and finishes long and dry. Just perfect.

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  • RZ
    Robert Z.
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    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    Rated 5 stars
    2 years ago
    One glass definitely not enough

    Great value sparkling red. A soft round style magically combines with a refreshing long finish. Pleasant dark fruit and spice characters in perfect harmony. After one glass you just have to have another! So more-ish.

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