Best's Great Western Dolcetto 12pk 2017
*Dolcetto indent in NSW & QLD*
There may be no other winery that defines the essence of Australia more than Best’s Great Western; family, history, truly unique wines, and its own region. Founded in 1866 by Henry Best, it has been managed by the Thomson family for six generations, including 50+ vintages by the current patriarch, Viv. These special wines form a true national treasure of our industry.
Best's Great Western Dolcetto 2017
Vines planted in the 1870s and ‘71, destemmed, open-fermented, matured for 6 months in old American puncheons. Demonstrates how nimble Justin Purser is in dealing with a stable that would do the late Tommy Smith or Gaye Waterhouse proud. Should it be given a run now (my view) or in 5 years? I think the delicious red fruits will be still going in 5+ years time, but I’m not persuaded they will be better. Terrific value.
Rating: 94 Points
Source: James Halliday Wine Companion 2019