Best’s
Bin 0 Shiraz 2017
Grampians, Victoria

$85.00

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Style: Red: Concentrated, power and grace.

Producer: Best’s

Region: Grampians, Victoria

Grape: Shiraz

Vintage: 2017

Soil: Mixed

Farming: Sustainable

Oak: Old oak

Alcohol: 14%

Glassware: Bordeaux Stem

Decant: 30 minutes prior to drinking

Serving Temperature: 16 – 18°C

The Wine: Shiraz or Syrah as it’s known in its spiritual home of France, is one of the most important grapes on the planet. The most famous and historic examples hail from vineyards of the northern Rhône, in places such as Hermitage and Côte Rôtie. The grape is thought to have arrived in Australia with James Busby in 1832. Today, Australia has the second largest plantings after France and it’s an integral part of the wine landscape.

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. The fruit is hand-selected, sorted and fermented in small-batches and matured in the finest barrels in their historical undergrown cellar.

This wine is always made to cellar, so if you can keep your hands off it, you can expect it to develop beautifully over the next 15 years. If not, decant and use some big glasses. Layered and complex mix of blackberry, exotic spices, dried flowers, black pepper and dark cocoa. The palate is super impressive. Medium to full bodied, again dark fruits, but with attractive, grippy tannins.

Sebastian Crowther MS

4 in stock

Producer Profile

Great Western is part of the Grampians Geographical Indication, a pristine and beautiful part of Victoria located around a 4 hour drive west of Melbourne.

This is one of the most historically significant vineyards in Australia. The first plantings here are from 1866 and that ensures they have some of the oldest plantings in the world. Viv Thomson is the man at the helm. He’s super passionate and talented while never being shy of pulling the cork on old bottles when you visit him!

Girlan was one of the earliest winemaking cooperatives that started paying growers based on the quality of the grapes not the quantity. They were established in 1923.

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Style: Red: Concentrated, power and grace.

Producer: Best’s

Region: Grampians, Victoria

Grape: Shiraz

Vintage: 2017

Soil: Mixed

Farming: Sustainable

Oak: Old oak

Alcohol: 14%

Glassware: Bordeaux Stem

Decant: 30 minutes prior to drinking

Serving Temperature: 16 – 18°C

The Wine: Shiraz or Syrah as it’s known in its spiritual home of France, is one of the most important grapes on the planet. The most famous and historic examples hail from vineyards of the northern Rhône, in places such as Hermitage and Côte Rôtie. The grape is thought to have arrived in Australia with James Busby in 1832. Today, Australia has the second largest plantings after France and it’s an integral part of the wine landscape.

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. The fruit is hand-selected, sorted and fermented in small-batches and matured in the finest barrels in their historical undergrown cellar.

This wine is always made to cellar, so if you can keep your hands off it, you can expect it to develop beautifully over the next 15 years. If not, decant and use some big glasses. Layered and complex mix of blackberry, exotic spices, dried flowers, black pepper and dark cocoa. The palate is super impressive. Medium to full bodied, again dark fruits, but with attractive, grippy tannins.

Sebastian Crowther MS