Signed by Best's Winemaker Justin Purser!
Wine Front 95 points!
Jeremy Oliver 94 Points!
Andrew Graham - Oz Wine Reviews 94 Points!
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Wine Front 95 points!
"Best's' touchstones of history are part of what makes them one of my favourite Victorian wine producers (of a pretty long list of course). Something special though. As with this wine. Pours with that satisfying purply hue amongst the black and garnet. So fragrant in the glass. A heady mix of red fruits, herbs, lavender, pepper, fine cedar. In the palate, silkiness, medium weight, sweet red berries, pepper, lick of smoky oak, fine dusty tannins. Finishes soft and then begins to tug with tannin. It's effortless, pure-feeling, bright and so very drinkable. It's a release collectors should flock to."
Mike Bennie, Wine Front, Feb 2016
Jeremy Oliver 94 points!
"An elegant, longer-term shiraz of some class. Its fragrant, brightly lit bouquet of redcurrants, cassis, fresh cedar/vanilla oak and mulberries is lifted by scents of white pepper, musky spice and sweet floral notes. It’s long and supple, rather closed and introverted in its youth, but reveals a finely balanced presence of vibrant small berry and plum-like fruit gently supported by oak. Wrapped around a fine, mouthwateirng backbone and finished by a refreshing acidity it leaves a lingering mintiness and a hint of menthol.."
Andrew Graham 94 points!
"Historically one of the great bargains in Australian Shiraz (in my opinion), and even the recent price changes haven't dented this wines appeal. Sourced from four blocks around the winery itself (in the Concongella vineyard), established in 1867, 1966, 1970, and 1992. The first thing you notice is that lovely purple colour " an amazing, bright purple colour. The nose is still wound up tight, the purple fruit sitting squat and so tight, with just a sliver of plum essence, black pepper and a little vanilla bean oak escaping. It's just 13.5% and looks composed and so balanced " you can just drink it, helped long by fresh acidity. Everything in its right place, the moderation instantly making this more appealing than the '13, the top shelf length suggesting long-term glory (I have fond memories of an 87 drunk about 4 years back that looked superb). Such a step up over the standard Bin 1, if still very tight. Excellent, full bodied but not overblown Shiraz. More!"
Andrew Graham, Ozwinereview.com, 2016
"To be enjoyed in youth but with more to show in the medium term, this Shiraz is impeccably pitched. Medium bodied, with striking aromatics it has perfect structure, its acid backbone providing freshness and drive while its new and old oak maturation provides a background note. Spicy, it is awash with mulberry, blackberry and red fruit, dotted by spice and hints of savouriness. It is a release which reminds us why and just how much we adore Bin 0!
Also hailing from some of Best's oldest plantings, the Bin 0 Shiraz is one of the most collectable Shirazes produced - mainly because the quality to price ratio is stacked so favourably for your dollar, but also because it is cellarworthy and damn good. Flavoursome and balanced, it represents the great meeting of modern winemaking with traditional techniques."