Best's Thomson Family Shiraz

"The particularly rare Best's Thomson Family Shiraz is one of Victoria's greatest wines and represents a window to Australia's winemaking past. Like Henschke Hill of Grace and Penfolds Block 42 in the Barossa Valley, the Best's Concongella Vineyard 1860s plantings at Great Western belong to Australia's rich heritage of ancient genetic and pre-phylloxera vineyards. The fifteen rows of dry grown Shiraz vines, well over 140 years old, are the source material for the Thomson Family. It is a rich, generous wine with brilliant blackberry meaty fruit underpinned by cedar oak and gravelly tannins. The wine is open-fermented in small ‘tubs’ and then matured in a 50/50 combination of new and old American oak for approximately 24 months. "Andrew Caillard MW

  • [SOLD-OUT] Best's Thomson Family Shiraz 2017

    [SOLD-OUT] Best's Thomson Family Shiraz 2017

    Region: VIC- Great Western

    James Halliday 99 Points!   "Predominantly from the 1868 plantings, with lesser amounts from 1996 and '70, hand-picked and sorted, 50% crushed, 45% whole berry, 5% whole bunch. You'd stand up for royalty, and that's this wine. To use the spit bucket...

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    $245.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Best's Thomson Family Shiraz 2015

    [SOLD-OUT] Best's Thomson Family Shiraz 2015

    Region: VIC- Great Western

    "Made only in exceptional years, we've been blessed to see another Thomson Family Shiraz so soon after last year's 99-Point effort. This release comes from the moderate and calm 2015 vintage and although the quality was high, yields were down, meaning...

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    $198.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Best's Thomson Family Shiraz 2014

    [SOLD-OUT] Best's Thomson Family Shiraz 2014

    Region: VIC- Great Western

    Jeremy Oliver 96 points!"A deeply flavoured and exotically spiced shiraz whose peppery, floral bouquet of pristine blackcurrants, mulberries and dark plums has a musky, cedary background and a hint of earthiness. Medium to full-bodied, it’s long and...

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    $165.00
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  • Best's Thomson Family Shiraz 2012

    [SOLD-OUT] Best's Thomson Family Shiraz 2012

    Region: VIC- Great Western

    Tyson Stezler 98 points!"The sheer vibrancy and purity of fruit is nothing short of a marvel from these grand, dry grown 1867 vines planted by Henry Best himself. The 2012 is just the 13th release, precociously backward on release, promising a monumental...

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    $165.00
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  • Best's Thomson Family Shiraz 2010

    [SOLD-OUT] Best's Thomson Family Shiraz 2010

    Region: VIC- Great Western

    Campbell Mattinson 96 points!"This is a tremendous wine. Just terrific. The tannin feels so mature, so long, so sinewy. The fruit flavours are ripe and blueberried " and intense " but there is no heaviness here. Musky, vanillin oak plays an assertive...

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    $150.00
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  • Best's Thomson Family Shiraz 2008

    [SOLD-OUT] Best's Thomson Family Shiraz 2008

    Region: VIC- Great Western

    Campbell Mattinson 94 points! "It's grown on vines planted in 1867 " another way of saying that it's both a) rare and b) unable to replicated. 2008 was a warm year but a very good one in the Grampians. It has that beautiful even-tempered ripeness so...

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    $150.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Best's Thomson Family Shiraz 2006

    [SOLD-OUT] Best's Thomson Family Shiraz 2006

    Region: VIC- Great Western

    Jeremy Oliver 95 points!"An exemplary Great Western shiraz whose pristine expression of small black and red berry fruits, tightly knit cedar/chocolate oak and dusty, spicy and peppery undertones simply ooze finesse and charm. More savoury and artful than...

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    $165.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Best's Thomson Family Shiraz 2004

    [SOLD-OUT] Best's Thomson Family Shiraz 2004

    Region: VIC- Great Western

    - Jeremy Oliver 95 points!'A rich, powerful and assertive shiraz whose fruit profile just manages to stay within the bounds of genuine ripeness. Deep, dark and spicy, its meaty, leathery and slightly briary aromas of intense red and black berry fruits...

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    $150.00
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  • Best's Thomson Family Shiraz 1998 1500mL

    [SOLD-OUT] Best's Thomson Family Shiraz 1998 1500mL-Magnum

    Region: VIC- Great Western

    -Gary Walsh 96 points!'There's plenty of cedar/vanilla oak (better quality than younger vintages), liquorice and chocolate and masses of dark fruit. Less spice than some years. It's rich and full - fatter and less structured than 1997 - but remarkable in...

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    $425.00
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  • Best's Thomson Family Shiraz 1996 1500mL

    [SOLD-OUT] Best's Thomson Family Shiraz 1996 1500mL-Magnum

    Region: VIC- Great Western

    Jeremy Oliver 97 points!'Opulent, heady and wild close to the perfect Australian shiraz. For sheer intensity and purity of stunningly ripe, spicy sour-edged and vibrant dark shiraz fruit you need look no further. Smoky fine-grained oak is both pronounced...

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    $425.00
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  • Best's Thomson Family Shiraz 1996

    [SOLD-OUT] Best's Thomson Family Shiraz 1996

    Region: VIC- Great Western

    Jeremy Oliver 97 points!'Opulent, heady and wild close to the perfect Australian shiraz. For sheer intensity and purity of stunningly ripe, spicy sour-edged and vibrant dark shiraz fruit you need look no further. Smoky fine-grained oak is both pronounced...

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    $145.00
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