Best's Great Western Riesling 12pk 2018

Best's Great Western Riesling 12pk 2018

Best's Great Western Riesling 12pk 2018
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Winery Details

    James Halliday Top 100 wines of 2018 (under $25)

    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

    Trophy 'Best Regional Other White' - Ballarat Wine Show 2018


    Best's Great Western Riesling 2018

    James Halliday Top 100 wines of 2018 (under $25)

    Pale straw-green; the bouquet is enticing, but it's the palate that sends all the senses into overdrive. Intense lime juice intersects with shiny bright acidity. This takes mouthwatering flavours onto new levels. Great length inevitably follows, promising a very long life. The Great Western subregion deserves far greater recognition for its rieslings.

    Rating: 96 Points

    Source: James Halliday Wine Companion (November 2018)


    Best's Great Western Riesling 2018

    This has some nutty savoury nuances to go with the more typical dried-herb and citrus aromas, while the balance is slightly off-dry and ultra-charming. The high acidity offsets the sweetness and leads to a nervy, tangy, super-refreshing palate.

    Rating: 95 Points

    Source: Gourmet Traveller Wine 100 Top New Releases (Feb/Mar 2019)


    Best's Great Western Riesling 2018

    Light, bright yellow colour with a fresh, crisp, dry herb and nettle, nutty savoury aroma, which is yet to fully develop. A nutty suspicion of a barrel-aged component. The wine is slightly off-dry and also high-acid, with a crisp, fruity, tangy palate and finish with a very jazzy sweetness/acid counterpoint. It finishes cleansingly crisp and dry. An excellent wine, nervy and bright. It commands attention.

    Rating: 95 Points

    Source: Huon Hooke (November 2018)


    Best's Great Western Riesling 2018

    A consistently excellent riesling from stalwart producer Best's. This is an outstanding release and a no-brainer for cellaring, especially at this price point. It's highly perfumed with citrus and floral characters, pure in grapefruit and apple flavours to taste, but it's the scintillating line of acidity and tight squeaky finish that determines this wine's pedigree and potential for a long life in a cellar. Drink now, sure, but also drink over the next 20 years.

    Source: Mike Bennie, Gourmet Traveller Wine 'Wines to Cellar' (Dec/Jan 2019)


    Best's Great Western Riesling 2018

    Great Western Riesling. If we’ve said it once …

    Bit of a treat. Scintillating style, juiciness and length. Meyer lemon, lime, red apple and slate. Unencumbered lines. Pleasure and pain, in a good way. Oh the acidity.

    Rating: 94 Points

    Source: Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front 


    Best's Great Western Riesling 2018

    Some herbal and attractively waxy aromas here with leaves and dried-grassy notes. The palate has a crisp apple and lime core and fresh and zippy acidity. Drink or hold. Screw cap.

    Rating: 92 Points

    Source: www.jamessuckling.com (June 2019)