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2014 Best's Great Western Bin 0 Shiraz

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From a brilliant Victorian vintage comes this shiraz that has so much gold bling from wine shows, it would outdo 50 Cent! It's a medium-bodied, fragrant, pretty style of shiraz that shows lots of attractive violet florals, red & blue berries, toasted vanilla & pepper and anise spices on the nose. The palate is elegant and superbly balanced, with deep spiced berry, plum and chocolate flavours, fine but tight tannins, and a long, strolling fruit and spice finish with a hint of earthiness. Top stuff and amazing value!

Winemaker's Notes

Bin 0 is made to be an age worthy style and has been the undisputed icon of the Great Western shiraz style for many decades. It is internationally acclaimed as one of Australia’s great Shiraz wines.

Colour: Inky dark red with a bright purple hue

Bouquet: Floral and lifted spice aromas mingle with the jubey fruit and meaty / black olive notes. Subtle oak, cinnamon, bay leaf and peppermint fill the background

Palate: Intense and brooding flavours of cool fruits and warm spices create a plush mouthfeel around the fresh minerality and the long rolling finish. A classic Bin 0 that will drink well now with food, but will benefit from some more time in bottle

Cellaring: Will reward both short term to long term cellaring (20 years+)

Food pairing: Try it with a Moroccan slow cooked lamb tagine served on a bed of couscous mixed with finely chopped fresh mint, pomegranate and almonds

Alc/vol: 13.5%

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2014 Best's Great Western Bin 0 Shiraz

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Mike Bennie (2014 Vintage) says

I didn’t realise until Best’s Viv Thomson gave me one of a few fascinating history lessons, but a number of Australian producers, way back in the day, used to label their wines Bin 0, Bin 1, Bin 2, and similar, as a kind of quasi-tiering of quality. A kind of classification system, if you will. Best’s have pretty much stuck with it too, with Bin 0 above Bin No 1. Best’s’ touchstones of history are part of what makes them one of my favourite Victorian wine producers (of a pretty long list of course). Something special though. As with this wine.

Pours with that satisfying purply hue amongst the black and garnet. So fragrant in the glass. A heady mix of red fruits, herbs, lavender, pepper, fine cedar. In the palate, silkiness, medium weight, sweet red berries, pepper, lick of smoky oak, fine dusty tannins. Finishes soft and then begins to tug with tannin. It’s effortless, pure-feeling, bright and so very drinkable. It’s a release collectors should flock to.

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