Best’s Great Western is celebrated for its Shiraz wines, which are considered some of the finest examples of the variety in Australia. Located in Western Victoria, with a cool climate that is influenced by the nearby Great Dividing Range. The Great Western sub region in the Grampians produces a regional style of Shiraz is known for its rich, medium-bodied character and intense flavours.
The Shiraz grape variety thrives in this climate, resulting in wines that showcase the unique terroir of the region. Grampians Shiraz is typically deep ruby red in colour, with a vibrant and youthful appearance. On the nose, it offers a complex array of aromas, including dark fruits such as plum and blackberry, along with hints of spice, black pepper and some subtle floral notes.
When it comes to taste, Grampians Shiraz is known for its bold and concentrated flavours. The wine often exhibits a harmonious balance between ripe fruit flavours, such as blackberry and cherry, and more savory elements like black pepper with liquorice undertones. It has a velvety texture, with well-integrated tannins that give it a smooth mouthfeel.
Grampians Shiraz can age well and develop further complexity over time. The wines often have a good level of acidity, which helps them maintain their freshness and structure as they mature.
Overall, Grampians Shiraz is a powerful and distinctive wine, showcasing the unique characteristics of the Grampians wine region. It is highly regarded among wine enthusiasts for its depth, complexity, and ability to age gracefully.
Best’s Great Western is celebrated for its Shiraz wines, which are considered some of the finest examples of the variety in Australia. Best’s Wines produces a variety of Shiraz wines across all their ranges, each displaying different characteristics based on the soils, vintage conditions and winemaking techniques used. From the introductory Bin No.1 Shiraz, the ‘Best’ representation of the regional style through to the historically significant and iconic Bin No. 0 Shiraz to the flagship Thomson Family Shiraz which is only produced in exceptional years. The latter two Icon Wines have been designated “Outstanding” and “Exceptional” respectively, in the Langtons Classiffication VII.
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