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.
Colour: Very pale straw with green and silver hints
Bouquet: Lifted and intense aromatics of musk, honeysuckle, kaffir lime leaf and crushed rock.
Palate: Fine and fragrant with a steely acidity that drives the palate. The fruit weight smooths the edges and a powdery lime rind and river stone minerality holds everything in place for a long finish.
Cellaring: The Rieslings of Best’s have a proven ability to mature gracefully for 20 years or more. This example is no exception and its youthful freshness is a good sign for its long life in the cellar. It will gather complex toasty aromas and flavours as the years pass. Absolutely delicious with spinach and ricotta canneloni.
Vintage: The vineyard got off to a great start, but dry conditions throughout the spring triggered a devastating frost on 4th November. The grapes on the lower vineyards were lost, but those on higher elevations where largely unaffected. Apart from a few warm days in January the conditions were excellent and perfect ripening weather continued long into the Autumn. A standout year for Riesling with high natural acidity and fine flavours and aromas.