Best's Foudre Ferment Riesling 6pk 2017

Best's Foudre Ferment Riesling 6pk 2017

Best's Foudre Ferment Riesling 6pk 2017
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Winery Details

    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.

Press Review

    Best’s Great Western Foudre Ferment Riesling 2017

    Wines planted in '78 and '98, 4-6 hours on skins before pressing, wild-fermented in a 5yo foudre, 10 weeks on lees. Made with more than a passing nod to the Rheingau, but doesn't forget its place or the exotic vinification. Indeed, to achieve the lime juice lusciousness and complexity of this wine, the Rheingau would have to be in Kabinett territory.

    Rating: 96 Points

    Source: James Halliday Wine Companion 2019

    Best’s Great Western Foudre Ferment Riesling 2017

    Another great release of this interesting expression of Australian riesling. Why so few Australian producers use oak with riesling when there’s a ‘tradition’ of such is quite a curious thing, but you could also say has helped define a genre of sorts Down Under.

    Loaded with perfume and flavour, deeply textural, exquisite in drinkability. What’s not to like here? Scents of ripe citrus, green apple, faint cashew, whiff of musk. The palate is quietly powerful, exceptionally long, concentrated in fruit character and whooshes into the distance with freshness and detail hand-in-hand. Riesling fanciers are well served here and should be rewarded by inherent complexity of the wine. Superb expression.

    Rating: 95 Points

    Source: Mike Bennie, The Wine Front

    Best’s Great Western Foudre Ferment Riesling 2017

    This riesling takes on a more pronounced character of dried mango peel, guava peel, dried honeysuckle, apple pastries and dried acacia and jasmine. Medium to full body and layers of tropical fruit, but it is all held in place by some really vibrant acidity. The soft, almost creamy texture is really nicely balanced throughout with undertones of dried citrus. A long finish. Drink now or hold.

    Rating: 94 Points