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2019 Best's Bin 1 Shiraz

Great Western, VIC

Yet another strong release of one of the country's best value Shiraz. A no-brainer.

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$23.00

Rated 4.5 out of 5
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A shiraz for both now and later...

Jeni Port (Halliday Wine Companion)

About The Wine

Best's Great Western is one of the country's oldest wineries, but they continue to innovate and evolve.

Their Bin 1 Shiraz is the ultimate introduction to their famous style. Not sure whether the term 'introduction' befits a previous Jimmy Watson winner, but that just goes to demonstrate the value available here.

There aren't many better and more qualified Shiraz on the market than the Best's Bin 1 - class and value both high in this release.

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

Made predominantly from Best’s own vineyards and meticulously crafted with the same attention to detail as the Icon wines, Bin 1 Shiraz represents the essence of Best’s winemaking ideals and the uniqueness of the Great Western region.

A warm, dry growing season meant that the vines ripened quickly, and crops were lower than average. Sufficient water supply ensured the grapevines remained in good health and some February rain gave the vines a well-deserved drink and freshened them up before the grapes were harvested.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 14.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

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

93Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Regional DNA abounds in this purple-stained, black-hearted young shiraz chock-full of spice and delicious berries. A shiraz for both now and later such is its immediate upfront, plummy appeal, while boasting a tight tannin structure that won't quit." - Jeni Port (Halliday Wine Companion)

92Points
The Wine Front

"This is a generous, easy-to-like shiraz offering blue and red berried fruit flavour is abundance. That is has liquorice notes tucked in there too, and mint, and foresty floral characters, and feels creamy in the mouth is all just the icing on a very tasty cake. No worries here. Open it up and it sings happily and deliciously along, no need to cellar (though it will), no need to decant." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

87Points
The Real Review

"Vibrantly purple and youthful in the glass. Really fragrant and lifted aromas of blueberry, geranium, spice and dried herbs: very alluring. Mid-weight and really fresh and lively in flavour, with lashings of blue fruits, liquorice, a lick of sappy, greener tannins and some cedary oak. Very light and bright, but a little more fruit-weight would have been even better." - Aaron Brasher (The Real Review)

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For the price this wine surprised on the upside. A solid all round performance that could not be faulted

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Best's is the best

Always reliable - nice great big Victorian shiraz, great recommendation from DD.

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Super tasty and balanced. Loved the hint of fennel. Yum!

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Straightforward and pleasing. Good value

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