Best's Great Western Bin No 0 Shiraz 2010
1 or more bottles$119.99
Huon Hooke96 points
Jeremy Oliver95 points
James Halliday95 points
Intense velvety dark fruit restrained by fine crumbly tannins. The balance of
perfumed fruit, tight grained oak and minerality lingers in the mouth. An
excellent example of Bin 0 that will benefit from some more time in bottle.
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- Red Meat
Critic Scores & reviews
"A great bottle of this superb wine. Youthful but gloriously complex, showing intense fruit, licorice, aniseed, rich and concentrated. Power and heft. Tremendous wine. Has many years ahead of it."
"Vibrant and lustrous, this deeply perfumed and elegant shiraz has a heady, almost pinot-like bouquet of violets, sweet small red and black berries, cherries knit tightly with fine-grained aromatic vanilla and backed by nuances of cloves and musk. Long and seamless, it's polished and smooth, medium to full-bodied, with a complex, reductive expression of bright, jujube-like fruit backed by smoky, meaty influences and underpinned by smooth al dente tannins. It finishes with dusty, stalky undertones and is likely to build in weight with time in the bottle."
"Crimson-purple; a very high quality wine made from a mix of old and younger vines matured in French oak. A great definition of what a medium-bodied shiraz should present. A fragrant bouquet of plum, black cherry and a touch of blackberry sliding seamlessly into a perfectly moulded palate, delivering all of the flavours promised by the bouquet, tannins and oak in precisely tailored amounts."
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Best's Great Western Sparkling Shiraz 2017
- Variety Shiraz
- Vintage 2017
- Brand Best's Wines
- Cellaring 10-15 Years
- Wine Type Sparkling
- Alcohol Percentage 14.5% Alcohol
James Halliday92 points
Huon Hooke95 points
Mike Bennie93 points
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About the brand Best's Wines
James Halliday calls Best's "among Australia's best-kept secrets". Now in its 5th generation, Best's, founded in 1866 by British brothers Joseph and Henry Best is one of the country's oldest family owned wineries. When the brothers relocated from Melbourne to Ararat to try their luck in the Victorian Gold Rush, they soon noted instead the profit of the wine growers in the area. With a new focus, they planted their first vines in 1865, making them amongst the oldest in Australia.
Best's winemaker Justin Purser, having worked vintages in New Zealand, Central Otago, Piedmont, Italy and most recently, the Cote d'Or in Burgundy crafts his blends using non-interventionist winemaking, with most of the effort focused on producing quality fruit in the vineyard to start with. Though they feature a wide range of interesting varietals including the likes of Dolcetto and Pinot Meunier, Best's fame lies in their many expressions of Shiraz.