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It’s not every year that we release all of our Icon wines, but fortunately 2012 is one of those years. The Thomson Family Shiraz, Bin 0 Shiraz and Old Vine Pinot Meunier are all available for purchase.

The official launch of the Icon wines is 1 March, but as a valued Imperial Wine Club member we’re giving you the chance to secure an additional allocation. Your February dozen left the winery last week and will include the two shirazes, however given some of these wines are made in such small quantities, expect a call soon from Anne or Stephanie at cellar door to ask whether you’d like to purchase additional Icon wines before they’re released to the public.

Listen to Best’s winemaker Justin Purser wax lyrical about the 2012 releases. To say he’s excited is an understatement.

We’re also giving you the chance to WIN one of the “Best” opportunities around. Travel back in time with Australia’s winemaking royalty – Viv Thomson along with our winemaker Justin Purser will take the winner and three friends through a 60-year vertical Shiraz tasting at Best’s historic homestead in Great Western. The fantastic prize includes return airfares and accommodation for four people, lunch in the underground cellars and a private tour of Best’s 1867 vineyards.

Simply purchase one of the Icon release wines – Bin 0 Shiraz, Thomson Family Shiraz or Old Vine Pinot Meunier from 24 February to 17 April for your chance to win this trip (and tasting!) of a lifetime. (See website for terms and conditions)

We hope you enjoy the delivery of your Icon wines as much as we enjoyed making them. As always, we’d love to hear your feedback. Feel free to write a review of the wines online or post a comment up on our facebook page.

The team at Best's Great Western

              2012 Thomson Family Shiraz

The Thomson Family Shiraz is a true Australian icon, made in exceptional years only from ancient 1867 vines. In the past 22 years, only 13 Thomson Family Shiraz wines have been made, making it highly collectible. Wine specialist Andrew Caillard MW has classified this wine as “Outstanding”. This single-vineyard wine has an ethereal level of complexity that commands respect from drinkers all over the world.

Want to know more? Click here to listen Justin talk about the wine and this special vineyard.

                                Imperial          RRP
Single bottle $160 $200
Three-pack $480 $600
Six-pack $960 $1200
Dozen $1920 $2400

              2012 Bin 0 Shiraz

Best’s Bin 0 Shiraz is an Australian classic with an impressive pedigree of more than 100 vintages. Only 800 cases are made each year. It’s powerful yet medium bodied, complex yet harmonious, and has been awarded “Excellent” by Andrew Caillard MW within the esteemed Langton’s Classification. The 2012 vintage was outstanding for Shiraz.

Want to know more? Click here to listen Justin talk about the wine and this special vineyard.

                                 Imperial      RRP
Single bottle $68 $85
Three-pack $204 $255
Six-pack $408 $510
Dozen $816 $1020

              2012 Old Vine Pinot Meunier

Best’s has some of the oldest Pinot Meunier vines in the world dating back to 1867. It’s an interesting, cult-like grape that traditionally goes into the production of Champagne, but Best’s produces a single-varietal expression from these old vineyards, and only in exceptional years. It’s a light-bodied, attractive wine yet with power and structure.

Want to know more? Click here to listen Justin talk about the wine and this special vineyard.

                                        Imperial        RRP
Single bottle $48 $60
Three-pack $144 $180
Six-pack $288 $360
Dozen $576 $720

Best's Convenient Trio Packs

Don't have the space to store a dozen wines? Our trio packs are a convenient way to try a selection of wines delivered straight to your door. We have the following two trio packs on offer for a limited time only.

2012 Shiraz Trio – Bin 1, Bin O, Thomson Family Shiraz

Imperial RRP
$248 $310

2012 Icon Trio – Bin 0 Shiraz, Thomson Family Shiraz, Old Vine Pinot Meunier

Imperial RRP
$276 $345


Best’s Wines – Great Western
111 Bests Road, Great Western, Victoria 3374 Australia
Cellar Door open: Mon - Sat 10-5pm, Sun 11-4pm
Ph (03) 5356 2250(03) 5356 2250 Fax (03) 5356 2430
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