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2017 Best's Great Western Riesling

Grampians, VIC

Two major Trophies for this remarkably consistent and brilliantly priced Riesling.

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$24.00

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About The Wine

As always, this wine from Best's is one of the most approachable and easy-to-enjoy Rieslings around.

Best's have a long history with this variety, with winemaker Justin Purser suggesting this release from the well-balanced, long and cool 2017 vintage is more reminiscent of those Rieslings from the 80's and 90's with its balance, delicacy and easy charm.

It received a glowing 93 point review from Campbell Mattinson ("Any day, every day."), as well as major Trophies at the Victorian and Western Victorian wine shows.

Remarkable 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.

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

From The Producer

A real insider’s wine, or another Best Kept Secret, Great Western Riesling is aromatic and flavoursome yet structured and spectacularly age-worthy. Best's Rieslings stand confidently alongside their acclaimed South Australian cousins. The Great Western region lends itself well to producing exceptional Rieslings – its diurnal weather patterns (warm days/cold nights) work well for this varietal. Some of our original nursery plantings can be traced back to Germany, so there's a significant history and pedigree in the root stock of Great Western Riesling.

Grown on the sandy loams of the Concongella Creek and the Rhymney Vineyard sites, and occasionally from selected local vineyards, Best’s Riesling shows the intensity and finesse that are hallmarks of the Great Western region. The wine is made to show true varietal characteristics, achieved by letting the pristine fruit shine above all else. It is cold fermented in stainless steel tanks, retaining the fruit’s inherent aromatics and acidity. Balance, texture and fruit flavour make for an accessible, food-friendly wine. And while made to drink now, it will definitely age for many years to come. We can testify that Best’s Great Western Rieslings from the 1970s are drinking superbly now.

Blend : Riesling (100%)
ABV : 11.00%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

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

Critic Reviews

93Points
The Wine Front

"Old vine riesling from the Great Western/Grampians region. Fundamentally delicious white wine. Lifted, floral, driven by citrus, soft on the tongue – and it lingers. Kaffir lime, red apple, curry leaf maybe, a spicy/chalky note. A delicate, minute sweetness helps ease the drive of the fruit. Any day, every day." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

96Points
2017 Victorian Wine Show

Gold Medal & Trophy for Best Riesling

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Bright straw-green, fuller than many of its vintage peers. The length of the palate is exceptional, as is the fluid line of the intertwined citrus fruit and acidity, lime and Meyer lemon fruit. The result is a riesling that will be drunk before its due time, and I would be happy to join forces tonight." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

Delivery

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