2022 Great Western Riesling


Colour: Luminescent white gold with a green hue.
Bouquet: White flowers, apricot blossom, lime peel and a hint of vanilla bean.
Palate: Pithy lemons, lime juice and lime sorbet, a touch of residual sweetness with a fresh zingy acidity that leaves a fresh cleansing glow.
Cellaring: The Rieslings of Best’s have a proven ability to mature gracefully for 20 years or more. The youthful freshness on release is so delicious but this wine will enjoy a long life in the cellar. It will gather complex toasty aromas and flavours as the years pass.
Pairing: Drink with seared scallops; fresh goats curd on sourdough croutons; Honeydew melon and prosciutto
Vintage: Vintage 2022 began with a very cool spring, misty conditions and low hanging fog. Fruit flowering took some time due to the cooler conditions which is typical for the region after a larger vintage in 2021. Low crops resulted in high concentration of flavour in both the Great Western and Rhymney Riesling vineyards.


Region: Great Western, Victoria
Grape Variety: Riesling
Alcohol: 12%
Winemakers: Jacob Parton



James Suckling– October 2022

A succulent and elegant Australian dry Riesling with tons of crisp pear, white-peach and white-flower aromas. Very good concentration and excellent balance on the medium bodied palate. Drink or hold. Rating: 94 points

The Real Review – November 2022

Pale lemon-yellow colour. Grapefruit, yellow florals, and mandarin rind aromas. Quite full in the mouth with great concentration of citrus in the cumquat and grapefruit spectrum. A delicate floral sweetness adds texture but there’s ample acidity to balance and drive the palate long and dry to finish. Remarkable value here.
Drink now to 2032. Rating: 95 points

Winepilot, Jeni Port – February 2023

In 2022, you see a wine at the top of its game. Florals rise from the glass- honeysuckle, jasmine, iris, citrus blossom- the scent of spring, with a lemon sorbet brightness. Nothing is over- stated of forced, quite the opposite, there’s a delicacy and balance here. The palate is elegant and precise with real verve and energy that holds impressive concentration and length with a lovely lemony acid tang to close. Another top Riesling from atop winemaker. Drink 2023- 2035. Rating: 95 points


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