Best's Great Western Bin 0 Shiraz 2016


"A great vintage of this famous wine" - Gourmet Traveller 97 Points!
Huon Hooke 97 Points!

Australia, VIC, Great Western
750mL
#Red  #Shiraz / Syrah  #Best's  #Best's Great Western Bin 0 Shiraz  #Victoria  #Great Western  

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Huon Hooke 97 Points!


"Deep red/purple colour. The bouquet is savoury and dried-spicy, dried-herbal, with star anise and mixed spice overtones. Very complex indeed. The wine is concentrated and powerful, with tremendously detailed flavour including lots of spice and a hint of pepper. A thoroughly majestic wine of boundless complexity and persistence, all hung on an impressively authoritative structure."


Huon Hooke


Gourmet Traveller 97 Points!

"A great vintage of this famous wine, powerfully concentrated and densely flavoured with a bouquet of complex spices, dried herbs and black fruits with black pepper and star anise highlights. A big, dense wine with a long future; it's very complex at this tender age."

- Gourmet Traveller Aug/Sep 2018


 James Halliday 96 Points!


 

"Vines planted 1868, 1966, '70 and '92, hand-picked and sorted, open-fermented with 25% whole bunches, matured for 17 months in French oak (20% new). There should be no doubt that this is absolutely of world quality. It ticks each and every box with its deep colour, evocative bouquet smelling of ‘old money' (in wine terms), a long and velvety palate, the finish simply wanting you to start the process over again."


James Halliday Wine Companion 2019


"Quite lush and ripe fruited, shows sweet, rich berry fruit characters, suggestions of milk chocolate, pretty violet and ‘floral’ notes and comes with a sheen of sweet, nougat oak. There’s depth to the medium-to-full weight shiraz characters, a plushness and pillowy texture with smooth tannins and a puff of warmth through the finish. The generosity of the wine will appeal to many, and it holds its bolder feel well."

Mike Bennie, Wine Front, May 2018 


 Langton's Classification "Excellent"!

"Shiraz has been produced at Best’s Great Western since the late 1800s, although the actual date of the first Bin 0 Shiraz is lost in the annuals of time. What is certain is that Bin 0 as a descriptor on the wine label has been in use for over 100 years.

Best’s Bin 0 Shiraz is produced from the four original Shiraz plantings in the low yielding blocks of the historic Concongella vineyard at Great Western. This includes nineteenth century and mid twentieth century plantings of Shiraz which result in very low yielding, intense vines. We hand select, sort and ferment the fruit in small batches followed by intense barrel selection, in which the fruit transforms into superbly flavoured wine.


 "The 2016 Bin No. 0 Shiraz boasts the premium fruit that would have gone into the 2016 Thomson Family Shiraz, which was not made in this particular vintage. It’s certainly a classic that will drink beautifully in years to come.

The 2016 vintage of Bin No. 0 Shiraz is dark red with a bright garnet-red hue. On the nose, expect a cornucopia of aromas including potpourri, turmeric, blood plum, cigar box, savoury spices and fresh herbs. The palate is like a peacock’s tail, exploding with flavour through the palate showing mid-weight purple fruit and a lingering epilogue of graceful tannins."

- Best's Great Western