Bests Great Western Shiraz 2015

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Item Number: 25859
Bests Great Western Shiraz 2015

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JH: 95
JS: 96
Item Number: 25859
James Suckling 96
"A wealth of fragrant raspberries, red plums and peppery, cool-climate shiraz characters sit for all to behold on the nose, and there's a handy earthy nuance, too. The palate's bathed in cool-climate blackberry and plum flavors as well as plenty of licorice and sarsaparilla. What great depth and the peppery finish and shimmery, glossy tannins hold long and flawless. Drink now through to 2024. Publish Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2017"

James Halliday 95
"This is all about showing how elegance and intensity can be woven together to create the perfect medium-bodied palate. Blackcurrant, a waft of leaf, a glimmer of eucalypt and cedary oak/tannin nuances all join hands to support each other on the long, fresh palate. Don't be deceived: this will stand proud for 30+ years thanks to its immaculate balance.” –James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, 95 POINTS"

Tasting Notes:
An intense perfume of dried flowers, aniseed and blueberry is enveloped with notes of bitter chocolate, savoury spices and pepper. Smooth and succulent flavours of blueberry and plum careen along with the fine grained tannins and mineral acid. The core of lush fruit finishes with a drying savoury finish.

Very dark red with a garnet hue.

Lifted aromas of rose petal, blueberry, black jubes and asian spices with some nutty notes in the background.

Juicy red and blue fruit flavours fill the mouth. The plush medium bodied texture is drawn out for a long savoury finish.

This vibrant and youthful wine is great to enjoy now with food but will soften and gain complexity over the next 10-15 years. Ideal to drink with a seared Venison ribeye steak and a wild mushroom sauce.

A moderate season with no real hot spells. Very cool nights and warm days ensured the grapes ripened fully but retained all their natural acidity. Quality is very good, but crops were reduced due to the dry weather and spring

The Wine:
Best’s Great Western as a Shiraz ‘house’ has gathered experience with the variety through the legacy of Best’s long winemaking history dating back to 1866. Bin 1 Shiraz is the wine that often gives people an introduction to the regional style of Great Western Shiraz.

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 Great Western winemaking ideals and the uniqueness of the Great Western region.

Bin 1 is a classic, cool climate, aromatic Shiraz, made in a style that is perfumed, spicy and peppery, yet well balanced with no overt dominance of alcohol. It’s a great match with food—particularly dishes like spring lamb.

The Estate:
Founded in 1866, 2016 is Best’s 150th year, making it one of the oldest family wineries in the country and possessing some of the world’s oldest vines on own roots (Shiraz planted 1867 and Pinot Meunier planted 1868). Formerly known as the Great Western region, The Grampians lay at the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, where the region benefits from altitude and abundant sunshine days but suffers low rainfall. Best’s are particularly hailed for their Riesling, which ages wonderfully.

Customer Reviews

5/5 stars
A very smooth feel in the mouth; nice finish.
Posted by  on 9/18/18  [Verified]
5/5 stars
Posted by  on 9/12/17  [Verified]
4/5 stars
Posted by  on 11/24/18  [Verified]
4/5 stars
Good wine.
Posted by  on 9/13/17  [Verified]
4/5 stars
very good but... - really enjoyed this wine but I can't quite figure out if it is worth the price
Posted by  on 9/12/17  [Verified]
4/5 stars
Very good Shiraz for the money - This is a hearty Shiraz with some depth to it. An excellent value
Posted by  on 9/11/17  [Verified]
2/5 stars
Posted by Anonymous on 9/11/17  [Verified]
1/5 stars
Meh - No real nose and pretty thin. Not worth the price at all. Suckling must have been drunk giving that high of a score.
Posted by  on 4/4/18  [Verified]
1/5 stars
Not complex, dosappointing - No nose, no finish , drinks like a $10 wine
Posted by  on 9/27/17  [Verified]

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Information about Bests Great Western Shiraz 2015

Bottles per case: 12

Type: Shiraz / Syrah

Winery: Bests Great Western

Region: Australia >  Victoria

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