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2017 Best's Great Western Bin 1 Shiraz

2017 Best's Great Western Bin 1 Shiraz

'Berries mostly, red, blue and black; a hint of florals, some garden mint, the merest suggestion of twigs... It’s not hard to be a fan.'
93 Points - Campbell Mattinson

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$299.88 (Case 12 x 750ml)

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  • Made predominantly from Best’s own vineyards and meticulously crafted
    with the same attention to detail as the Icon wines, Bin 1 Shiraz represents
    the essence of Best’s winemaking ideals and the uniqueness of the Great
    Western region.

    Bin 1 is a classic, cool climate, aromatic Shiraz, made in a style that is
    perfumed, spicy and peppery, yet well balanced with no overt dominance
    of alcohol. It’s a great match with food - particularly dishes like spring


    Fantastic winter rains set the vineyards up for ideal spring growing conditions that saw great flowering and fruit set. The mild summer conditions and long ripening period (with some timely small rain events) ensured that the fruit matured in near perfect conditions for harvest. A vintage that has more resemblance to those of the 80s and 90s than
    the vintages of this century.


    An explosion of aromas- pepper, aniseed, cocoa, rosé petals, plum and black olives- all vying for attention. A background of bay leaf and nutty oak adds to the complexity. On the plush and rounded palate red and blue fruit flavours leap forward and circle the tongue. The medium bodied richness is
    highlighted with pops of savoury pepper then drawn out to a long finish with fine powdery tannins.


    '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. '
    93 Points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front