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Best's Great Western Bin No. 0 Shiraz

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Best's Great Western Bin No. 0 Shiraz

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Campbell Mattinson (2013 Vintage) says
Depth, texture, balance and long sinewy length. Not much more need be said; it’s a cracking release with a fabulous future ahead of it. Cherries, boysenberries, plums, suggestions of fresh garden mint and slips of coffee. There’s a seriousness to it but mostly an irresistibility. Gorgeous freshness of flavour.
2015 - 2030+
Tyson Stelzer (2012 Vintage) says
Such charm that it’ impossible not to fall for this vintage right away, yet it’s built with the stamina for long endurance. Great intensity meets medium-bodied grace in a core layered with violets, Satsuma plums, blueberries and black cherries. Nuances of liquorice, high cocoa dark chocolate and vanilla flash by along the way, but the focus remains resolutely on brilliantly defined dark fruits. Mineral-fine, tightly structured tannins point to great things in the next decade.
Wine Taste Weekly
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
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.
To 2030
Australian Wine Companion 2013
Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
This looks every bit the part in 2010, with a bright and spicy nose that delivers brambly red and dark berry fruits, some red plum and a little dusting of fine pepper. The palate has terrific concentration and balance, mocha-flavoured plums on fine, ripe tannins and a wealth of spicy complexity here _ power and elegance.
Good Wine Guide
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
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 oak 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.
The Australian Wine Annual 2013
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Deep purple-crimson; this includes the grapes from the 1868 Shiraz vines normally reserved for the Thomson Family Shiraz (none made) but the yield and volume made was much less than usual. The wine is very full-bodied, but not jammy, for the tannins provide excellent texture and structure as the foundations of a long-lived wine.
James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2013
Tyson Stelzer (2008 Vintage) says
I have long admired Best's, but never more than in its current releases, of which Bin 0 is the pinnacle. Deep but elegant red and black fruits ride long and straight over a finely woven tannin web. Unashamedly medium-weight, its texture is of ultra-fine graphite and beautifully defined acidity. Impeccably approachable and deceptively long-lived.
WINE 100 Magazine - 2011 2011
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Bright crimson; a fragrant bouquet, with notes of spice and pepper to its black fruit core, then a beautifully textured and structured palate, fruit, oak and tannins in perfect harmony.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2007 Vintage) says
The Best's winery in the Grampians region of north-west Victoria was established in 1866. This shiraz was matured in all-French oak. Don't go looking for a blockbuster. Indeed this is more the kind of red you should be looking at if you're putting a cellar collection together, rather than for immediate consumption. It's dry and spicy, long and juicy. It has a sense of calm majesty about it - no ranting or raving; it's more about medium-weight quality. Long chains of tannin, persistence - it's an excellent wine.
The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11 2010

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