Best's Great Western Bin No. 1 Shiraz 12pk 2016

Best's Great Western Bin No. 1 Shiraz 12pk 2016

Best's Great Western Bin No. 1 Shiraz 12pk 2016
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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 Bin No. 1 Shiraz 2016

    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 in the nose. Plums, cassis and cherries abound. Really saturated and velvety. Drink or hold.

    Rating: 94 Points

    Source: JamesSuckling.com


    Best's Great Western Bin No. 1 Shiraz 2016

    I’m a regular fan of Best’s Bin 1 Shiraz.

    This release is no exception. It gets the balance right. Acidity, tannin, fruit, fragrance, an underlying undergrowthy complexity. Length: no problems there. A certain sinewy aspect to the finish, which works. A toastiness. It takes a little time to come forward in the glass but it gets there. At $25 it’s excellent buying.

    Rating: 93 Points

    Source: Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front


    Best's Great Western Bin No. 1 Shiraz 2016

    Deep, bright purple/red colour, an impressive appearance. The wine is clean and bright and the bouquet has dark plum and toasty oak well-melded. There is a lingering touch of bitterness in the black tea-like tannins. A full-bodied and fairly straightforward shiraz, with some earthy notes to its dark plum flavours. Lots of tannin and structure for a wine of its station. 

    Rating: 91 Points

    Source: Huon Hooke


    Best's Great Western Bin No. 1 Shiraz 2016

    Fermented with 5% whole bunches in a mix of Potter fermenters and open vats, 6-10 days on skins, matured for 12 months in French oak (5% new). Full crimson-purple; a graceful medium-bodied shiraz, an entry point wine into an exceptional portfolio. Cherry and blackberry fruits flow evenly across the palate, the tannins fine and not seeking to bar entry.

    Rating: 91 Points

    Source: James Halliday Wine Companion 2019


    Best's Great Western Bin No. 1 Shiraz 2016

    This heartwarming traditional producer makes very serious top shelf shiraz. This much more accessible version doesn't skimp on style at all - warm, generous and homely yet extremely contemporary. Bushland and distant gum tree smells abound, while sipping brings further savouries into its more-ish, sweetly tended and medium-bodied palate, all supported with respectful tannins.

    Rating: 4.5 Stars

    Source: Herald Sun Top 20 Winter Reds (July 2018)