Bests Bin 1 Shiraz

Bests Bin 1 Shiraz 2017

Grampians, Victoria   |    750ml   |    14.5%
Bests Bin 1 Shiraz has been in fine form in recent years; the 2011 vintage was awarded the 2012 Jimmy Watson Trophy while subsequent vintages have been in fine form. Made from Best’s own vineyards as well as trusted local growers, this wine is meticulously crafted with the same attention to detail as their flagship wines.

Bin 1 is a classic, cool-climate, aromatic Shiraz, made in a style that's floral, spicy and peppery yet retains generous fruit characteristics and intensity. It is a well-balanced wine where alcohol does not dominate. This is an elegant wine crafted to drink now, and makes a great accompaniment to food.

"Best’s Bin 1 Shiraz, not to be confused with Best’s Bin 0. I looked at this over three days and a) it didn’t show an inch of oxidation at any stage, and b) all it really did throughout that time was turn increasingly elegant. On the first day I consumed a glass and was surprised at how rich and ripe it seemed; I found myself apologising to my cool-climate-loving friends (they’re Victorians, you know) for serving something so fruit dominant. Of course, they looked at me non-plussed (or with ambivalence, I’m always confusing the two). When I came back the next day and then the day after what really impressed me was the finesse of the tannin, and how seamlessly it sits in the wine. This is a wine of the spotless kind, a trait we can eternally appreciate. Berries mostly, red, blue and black; a hint of florals, some garden mint, the merest suggestion of twigs. It felt glossy and polished at first but over the course it seemed to resemble Best’s shiraz more than anything; it just has that cool-but-warm flow; drinking it is like taking a midday stroll in Spring. The t-shirt I would have printed for this wine simply says: It’s not hard to be a fan. Rated: 93 Points Tasted: Oct18 Alcohol: 13.5% Price: $25 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2018 - 2029"- Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.

Availability: In stock

$24.90
Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
With beginnings in 1866, Best’s Great Western is home to some of Australia’s oldest and most significant vineyards. Best's have a strong reputation for producing world-class wines for over 148 years in Victoria’s Great Western region.

As one of Australia’s oldest and continuously family owned and operated wineries, Best's craft extraordinary and iconic wines of elegance and longevity. Their flagship wine, the Thomson Family Shiraz, has an 'Outstanding' designation from the revered Langton’s Auction house and Bin O Shiraz is rated as 'Distinguished'.

Owned by just two families since 1866, the Best family who founded the winery, and today, their vision lives on through the Thomson’s, having purchased the property after Henry Best’s death in 1920.
6
Victoria
Grampians
750
14.5
Colour: Very dark red with a garnet hue.

Bouquet: Lifted aromas of rose petal, blueberry, black jubes and asian spices with some nutty notes in the background.

Palate: Juicy red and blue fruit flavours fill the mouth. The plush medium bodied texture is drawn out for a long savoury finish.

Cellaring: This vibrant and youthful wine is great to enjoy now with food but will soften and gain complexity over the next 10-15 years. Ideal to drink with a seared Venison ribeye steak and a wild mushroom sauce.

Vintage: A moderate season with no real hot spells. Very cool nights and warm days ensured the grapes ripened fully but retained all their natural acidity. Quality is very good, but crops were reduced due to the dry weather and spring frosts

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