Best's Great Western Chardonnay 12pk 2017
*Chardonnay 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 Chardonnay 2017
Clone I10V3, whole-bunch pressed, fermented in French oak (10% new), matured for 7 months. Initially reluctant to reveal much about its personality, but opens up with a bit of persuasion to reveal its grapefruit-dominated taste spectrum, oak simply the vessel to hold the wine during its initial maturation. There's a lot to look forward to in this chardonnay.
Rating: 93 Points
Source: James Halliday Wine Companion 2019