Best's Bin 1 Shiraz 2018 (Great Western)
The 2018 Bin 1 Shiraz from Best's is a deep violet red with a purple hue. Fresh blackberries and violets swathed in savoury tones of black pepper, aniseed and dried herbs. Inviting mid-weighted dark fruit flavours dance around the palate and continue with fine grained tannins and length.
This vibrant and finely structured wine is great to enjoy now with food but will soften and gain complexity over the next 10 years. Ideal to drink with a gamy meat dish and all the trimmings.
Best’s Great Western as a Shiraz ‘house’ has gathered experience with the variety through the legacy of Best’s long winemaking history dating back to 1866. Bin 1 Shiraz is the wine that often gives people an introduction to the regional style of Great Western Shiraz.
Made predominantly from Best’s own vineyards and meticulously crafted with the same attention to detail as the Icon wines, Bin 1 Shiraz represents the essence of Best’s winemaking ideals and the uniqueness of the Great Western region. The 2018 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.
The vineyards set off to a great start in spring, but dry conditions throughout spring triggered a devastating frost on 4th November 2017. The grapes on the lower vineyards were lost, but those on higher elevations where largely unaffected. Apart from a few warm days in January the conditions throughout the season were excellent and perfect ripening weather continued long into Autumn.
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