2017 Bin No. 0 Shiraz
Colour: Deep red with a ruby hue.
Bouquet: Layered and complex- blackberry, exotic spices, pastille, dried flowers, black pepper and dark cocoa.
Palate: Medium bodied with plush, slippery dark cherry fruits and fine long graphite tannins swirled with some tasty oak.
Pairing: Try it with Greek lamb salad
Cellaring: Will reward both short term to long term cellaring (20 years+).
Region: Great Western
Grape Variety: Shiraz – Picked: early April 2017 | Bottled: 14th November 2018
Winemaker: Justin Purser
James Halliday 2020 Wine Companion
From vines planted 1868, 1966, ’70 and ’92, hand-picked, sorted, fermented with 25% whole bunches, the remainder whole berry, matured for 17 months in French barriques and hogsheads (20% new). The deepest colour and largest build of the Best’s Shiraz’s, here black and blue fruits have fine, but not apologetic tannins running alongside the fruits – which don’t give it (the fruit) even a passing glance. Rating: 96 points Drink now to 2037
James Suckling Tasting Reports 2019
This has an array of wild red berries with a gently creamy edge to the palate that carries long, plush and silky tannin in a fine, precise style. Salty mineral kick at the finish. Drink now. Screw cap. Rating: 94 points
Winefront December 2019
Spicy, peppery, a bit reductive and meaty, red and blue fruits, aniseed and perfume. Medium-bodied, pretty firm in acidity, spicy and charred, wheatgerm and dried herb, grainy tannin, and a raspberry acidity finish of sure length. Tight now, and needs a bit of time to resolve. Drink now – 2040 94+ points
The Real Review – Huon Hooke, June 2019
Sweaty, meaty, reductive aromas at first; youthful and bold, fresh and undeveloped. The wine is intense and firm, with a little (pleasant) bitterness in the tannins, bright and bold, youthful and quite solid, in need of some cellar-time. It has a very good depth and intensity of flavour. There’s a sweet-fruit middle and considerable elegance. It showed more fruit and complexity with airing, including some pepper and a slight balsamic-herb bunchy note. Potential plus. A superb wine in the making. Footnote: a day later, exposure to air had brought more out of the wine. Wonderfully deep and complex. Drink: 2021 – 2037 Rating: 97 points
Selector May/June 2020
Bin No. 0 is made to be age worthy 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. The 2017 vintage is a full-flavoured expression in a medium-bodied and beautifully elegant frame with prominent yet well-judged toasty oak driving the masses of dark fruit with hints of black olive, white pepper and bay leaf.
Bin 0 is a wine that deserves a place in every Aussie wine cellar. Our tasting panel scored this vintage 91 Points: “Aromatic nose, with sweet red and black fruits and a touch of cedar from oak. While just medium-bodied, it’s rich and plump in the mouth with wonderful presence. A Victorian classic.”
Winestate Magazine – Clive Hartley, January 2022
Deep inky wine. On first approach the nose is a hint reductive, but then opens up to strong white pepper and lovely cured meats. Full bodied and savoury palate with primary black cherry flavours. Accomplished wine, perfectly balanced, well integrated tannins with a long, long finish.