2015 Best's "Bin No.1" Great Western Victoria Shiraz SKU #1354518


JS 96 JH 95
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K&L Notes

Winemaker's Notes: "Bin 1 is a classic, cool climate, aromatic Shiraz, made in a style that is perfumed, spicy and peppery, yet well balanced with no overt dominance of alcohol. It’s a great match with food - particularly dishes like spring lamb. Lifted aromas of exotic spices, red plums, black jubes and black olives with some nutty notes in the background. Palate Juicy dark red fruit flavours fill the mouth. The rich and ripe medium bodied texture is drawn out with powdery tannins for a long savoury finish."

Staff Reviews

  • Stefanie Juelsgaard
    By: Stefanie Juelsgaard
    K&L Staff Member
    While I am a huge fan of Shiraz from the Barossa, I am always excited to try one from another part of Australia. Best's has been making wine for a long time now and they really have perfected their style of rich fruit and texture, but with a lighter body. Don't expect this one to be overly vigorous or super muscular. It is soft, yet fresh, and makes the perfect companion for your Summer BBQ.
  • Ryan Woodhouse
    By: Ryan Woodhouse
    K&L Staff Member
    Classic cool climate Aussie Shiraz. Bright, vibrant, succulent blue fruit, notes of violets and ground spice. Medium to full bodied but energetic and fresh rather than jammy or stewed. Some more savory, cracked peppercorn nuances shine through with air adding a nice umami character to the wine. There sure is a lot to love about this bottle - not least the incredibly modest price tag!
    Top Value!
  • Gary Westby
    By: Gary Westby
    K&L Staff Member
    This full bodied Shiraz is not nearly as jammy as many of the other Australian examples that I have had, but still has plenty of power. While most Shiraz offered in the US is from Barossa, this is from cooler Victoria, and has some nice acidity to balance the gregarious blue fruit in the wine. If you are looking for a great deal in clean, full bodied Syrah to have with your grill ups this summer, the Bin Number 1 is a great choice!
  • Kirk Walker
    By: Kirk Walker
    K&L Staff Member
    This Shiraz is almost the best of both worlds, old and new. The nose is almost new world, it is dark and rich with deep dark fruits spiked with spice and eucalyptus note, but it is not heavy. The palate is almost old world, balanced with brighter fruit, lots of spice and soft tannins but it is not austere or hard. It finishes quite long with plenty of spice and dark fruit. It is really well made with a lot going on.


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