Best's Great Western Riesling 2018

James Halliday 96 Points!
Huon Hooke 95 Points!
Wine Front 94 Points!

Australia, VIC, Great Western
#White  #Riesling  #Best's  #Victoria  #Great Western  


James Halliday 96 Points!

"Pale straw-green; the bouquet is enticing, but it's the palate that sends all the senses into overdrive. Intense lime juice intersects with shiny bright acidity. This takes mouthwatering flavours onto new levels. Great length inevitably follows, promising a very long life. The Great Western subregion deserves far greater recognition for its rieslings." 

James Halliday Wine Companion, November 2018

Huon Hooke 95 Points!

"Light, bright yellow colour with a fresh, crisp, dry herb and nettle, nutty savoury aroma, which is yet to fully develop. A nutty suspicion of a barrel-aged component. The wine is slightly off-dry and also high-acid, with a crisp, fruity, tangy palate and finish with a very jazzy sweetness/acid counterpoint. It finishes cleansingly crisp and dry. An excellent wine, nervy and bright. It commands attention."

 Huon Hooke

"A consistently excellent riesling from stalwart producer Best's. This is an outstanding release and a no-brainer for cellaring, especially at this price point. It's highly perfumed with citrus and floral characters, pure in grapefruit and apple flavours to taste, but it's the scintillating line of acidity and tight squeaky finish that determines this wine's pedigree and potential for a long life in a cellar. Drink now, sure, but also drink over the next 20 years."


Mike Bennie, Gourmet Traveller Wine's "Wines To Cellar"

"Bit of a treat. Scintillating style, juiciness and length. Meyer lemon, lime, red apple and slate. Unencumbered lines. Pleasure and pain, in a good way. Oh the acidity." 

Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front, October 2018, 94 Points