Best's Great Western Sparkling Shiraz 2015

Ralph Kyte-Powell (Good Food) - 94 Points!

Wine Front 93 Points!

Australia, VIC, Great Western
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Wine Front 93 Points!


"This is a particularly good release. They don’t make a great deal of it so if you want some, don’t dilly-dally. It tastes of kirsch, sweet earth, fragrant herbs and something more exotic; hard to put a finger on. A kind of spicy, aged, leathery, soy character. In any case it works a treat. It’s both a complex wine and a svelte one."


- Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front



Ralph Kyte-Powell 94 Points!

"Glazed ham deserves festive, robust wine. Sparkling Shiraz? Of course. Best’s Great Western is complex with ripe, concentrated berry, siena cake; earth and vanillin elements and even a hint of mint, generously flavoured and smoothly foaming, with well controlled sweetness and soft underlying tannins. (Good with Christmas turkey too.)"

- Ralph Kyte-Powell, Good Food 4th Dec 2018 

 "Best’s Great Western Sparkling Shiraz was re- introduced at Best’s in 2006 after almost 20 years of absence. The sparkling Shiraz style is synonymous with Great Western and has been made in the region since the early 1900s.

Best’s Sparkling Shiraz epitomises the regional characteristics with plenty of spice and plummy fruit characters. The base wine is left on yeast lees in bottle for 22 months or more and disgorged in the traditional method. The dosage liqueur for this wine contains a small quantity of very old Best’s Liqueur Muscat that gives the wine an added layer of interest and complements the style."