Best's Old Clone Pinot Noir 6pk 2017
*Old Clone Pinot Noir 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 Old Clone Pinot Noir 2017
Hand-picked, the vines planted '71 and '87, wild yeast open-fermented with 80% whole bunches, matured for 6 months in French oak (20% new). Excellent colour; there's a purity to the aroma, flavour and mouthfeel of this wine that is striking. Plum, strawberry and cherry are bound tight together by an invisible yet relentless force, at once a single flavour, yet many, each separate. Complex? Yes, very, but beautiful. 12.5% alc.
Rating: 95 Points
Source: James Halliday Wine Companion 2019