Bests Great Western

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.

Bests Great Western Shiraz 2016
94  James Suckling 
James Suckling 94 "Very attractive white peppers and baking spices with a wealth of red-plum, mulberry and dark-raspberry aromas. The palate adds dark peach-like fruit to the mix, which is also present on the nose. Plums, cassis and cherries abound. Really saturated and velvety. Drink or hold.
Item Number: 32035
Case: $227.40

Best's Great Western Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 "An impressive cabernet that has reached good ripeness, offering dark cherries in a brambly mode. The tannins are sleek, glossy and very smoothly rendered. Fresh black fruits from start to finish here. Impressive. Drink or hold. Screw cap. Publish Date: Tuesday, August 14, 2018"
Item Number: 31924
Case: $227.40

Best's Great Western Riesling 2015
James Haliday 96 "Made from juice with extended skin contact and wild-fermented in a large oak foudre.' It pushes the envelope far beyond its technical limits, and succeeds brilliantly. It is supple and generous, lime and honey in abundance, yet not phenolic. Another triumph for Justin Purser.”
Item Number: 25126

Best's Great Western Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
95  James Halliday 
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

Bests Great Western Shiraz 2015
96  James Suckling 
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

Best's Great Western Riesling 2014
91  Vinous Media 
James Haliday 95+ "The mother vines of today’s vineyard are in the Nursery Block, plnated in 1866. An ultimately juicy lime essence burst of flavor on the palate will make the wine irresistible, and its Early consumption mock the long term cellaring potential."  Wine Advocate 91+ "The 2014