2016 Bin 1 Shiraz
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 lamb.
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(18/06/2018 at 10:22 AM)
Delicate fruit, DH says "In the French style", with Cassis notes. Warm, mellow Shiraz with a soft palate, not too overpowering. We served this with Mum's roast lamb, veggies cooked around the leg in an electric frypan, 1960's style & just so delicious for a cold winter night!
(20/06/2018 at 4:05 PM)
This wine had me at hello with its gorgeous vibrant crimson colour. Lots of berries like blackberry, mulberry & plum on the palate with those exotic clove & white paper spices on the lovely long finish. It's medium bodied, well structured, savoury & balanced - my kind of jam. And, the longer I left it in the glass the more I liked it. Will go well with cold nights & lots of meaty dishes - I had mine with Shepherds Pie. Yum ! This wine has all the right things in all the right places & yes you could easily cellar this baby for years, but with soft powdery tannins, no need to really. This is a modern style shiraz & a great value buy that really delivers.
(21/06/2018 at 12:04 PM)
To start with, a deep, ruby red colour. A hint of white pepper on the nose, but otherwise not lot to say here. On first opening, I thought the wine was still a bit “closed”; perhaps unsurprising for Bin 0’s younger sibling. The initial hint of white pepper on the nose is there in spades on the pallet, backed up with soft tannins, which give the wine a beautiful clean finish. We did the “leave it for an hour and come back to it “ thing and once again it made a difference. We both agreed the wine had opened up quite a bit, with much more fruit there to enjoy, which Lorraine likened to stewed rhubarb (I think that’s a hint with winter coming on). There was much more fruit on the nose as well which we each agreed was dark chocolate Cherry Ripe. Short crust pastry pie with spiced lamb and tomato on the menu tonight. Should be a terrific match, although maybe not a fair contest when the wine was first opened. On reflection, I wish we’d let the wine breathe for a while and left the pie in the oven while it opened up more; but we got there regardless All of that said, this is a terrific young wine with great pedigree and loads of promise. At this price point, it seriously over delivers. Buy it !!
(30/07/2018 at 5:14 PM)
A good steak and a fine red are an age old match and obvious great fit, but when you combine a grass fed, 30 day aged eye fillet from prime beef country near Balmoral in the Southern Grampians with a brilliant Shiraz from the well established and highly regarded wine village of Great Western in the Northern Grampians it was a match made in heaven. The Bests bin 1 Shiraz is a 'go to' for me every winter. While the 2016's older sibling the 2011 Bin 1 Shiraz is probably one of the better drops of Shiraz I've ever had as is testament to the Jimmy Watson award in 2012, the 2016 vintage is right up there. Being a Great Western boy originally I may be a bit biased, but I honestly believe Great Western produces the best Shiraz in Australia. They say the simple things in life are often the best and the meal I prepared to match the wine couldn't have really been more simple; medium rare eye fillet steak with portobello mushrooms and chap potatoes, but was complimented perfectly with this Shiraz. The nose revealed to us red plums, black berries and black olives. The palate is rich, but not too rich with a lovely elongated finish and the signature peppery overtures that have become synonymous with Great Western Shiraz. The 2016 Bin 1 Shiraz is my favourite shiraz in it's price range and is up right up there with it's pricier more 'exclusive' cousins in my view.