Best's Old Vine Pinot Meunier 6pk 2017

Best's Old Vine Pinot Meunier 6pk 2017

Best's Old Vine Pinot Meunier 6pk 2017
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Winery Details

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    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 Old Vine Pinot Meunier 2017

    I feel a compulsion to swallow some of a wine I taste in the normal 70 or so wines sampled per day for the Wine Companion but I plead guilty here. Its unique 150+ years of history makes it impossible for this wine to be made anywhere else in the world. Even if you were just tasting history it would have its call, but when you add in a very good vintage and sure hands in the winery, you would likely buy it just for its quality. Light but bright crimson, its length is prodigious, its scented bouquet a siren call, the palate silk.

    Rating: 98 Points

    Source: James Halliday Wine Companion 2019


    Best's Old Vine Pinot Meunier 2017

    This is liquid history from the oldest pinot meunier vines in the world. Add in a very good vintage and sure hands in the winery, and you would likely buy it just for its quality. Light but bright crimson, its length is prodigious, its scented bouquet a siren call, the palate silk.

    Rating: 98 Points

    Source: James Halliday, The Weekend Australian Magazine (June 2018)


    Best's Old Vine Pinot Meunier 2017

    Planted in 1868, these vines are a national treasure. Very perfume with aromas of wild roses and violets. Peppery and sappy notes with cassis, blueberries and some bright purple cherries, too. The palate appears all smooth and elegant with quality, fine and pastry-like layered tannins. The pure raspberries and cherries light up the finish. Class and elegance. Drink or hold.

    Rating: 97 Points

    Source: JamesSuckling.com


    Best's Old Vine Pinot Meunier 2017

    Oh for a time machine to ask Henry Best what he liked about pinot meunier to plant it in 1868 in his vineyard in Great Western. Wonderful that it’s survived to make this wine today.

    It’s not a wine to stretch the imagination but it has immediate charm. Glossy texture, light weight yet flavoursome, highly perfumed and set to white strawberry, vanilla, briary notes and faint white pepper, there’s drinkability in spades despite it feeling like a relatively simple wine. It’s long in flavour, smooth and balanced well (texture is glorious), with a refreshing, gently bitter twist in its extended flavours. Enthusiasts and collectors will be well served.

    Rating: 92 Points

    Source: Mike Bennie, The Wine Front