2019 Great Western Bin No.1 Shiraz
Colour: Deep red with a purple hue.
Bouquet: Pungent notes of cracked pepper and cinnamon, with blackberry, raspberry and liquorice all having a say. Layered and complex.
Palate: Very plush, but spicy red and blue fruits interplay with the fine long tannins to create a harmony of medium bodied extract and flavour.
Cellaring: This vibrant and finely structured wine is great to enjoy now with food but will soften and gain complexity over the next 10 years.
Pairing: Ideal to drink with a roast rack of lamb and roasted vegetables.
Vintage: A warm, dry growing season meant that the vines ripened quickly, and crops were lower than average. Sufficient water supply ensured the grapevines remained in good health and some February rain gave the vines a well-deserved drink and freshened them up before the grapes were harvested.
Region: Great Western, Victoria
Grape Variety: Shiraz
Winemaker: Justin Purser
The Real Review – Aaron Brasher
Vibrantly purple and youthful in the glass. Really fragrant and lifted aromas of blueberry, geranium, spice and dried herbs: very alluring. Mid-weight and really fresh, lively in flavour with lashings of blue fruits, licorice, a lick of sappy, greener tannins and some cedary oak. Very light and bright, but a little more fruit-weight would have been even better. Tasted 23/8/21 Drink now to 2031.
2022 Halliday Wine Companion – Rating: 93 points
Spicy and super-fragrant, cool-climate shiraz that is packed with red and dark plums, raspberries and dark chocolate. Plenty of complexity inherent here. The palate is elegant, yet flavor-packed, delivering punchy, mouthwatering summer berries and plums. Wow! Drink over the next decade. Rating: 95 points
James Suckling 2021 Top 100
2020 40th Victorian Wine Show – Trophy for Best Shiraz
2021 Royal Sydney Wine Show – GOLD
2020 Royal Perth Wine Show – Silver (there was only 1 gold given in this class)
2021 Royal Hobart Wine Show – Silver
2021 National Cool Climate Wine Show – 93 points Silver