2012 Best’s Great Western Bin No 1 Shiraz

imageThe follow up to the Jimmy Watson winning 2011 Best’s Great Western Bin No 1 Shiraz which I am still (inexplicably) yet to taste. I’ll try to rectify that this week if there’s still some stock left at one of Brisbane’s better independents. Fortunately WWEI was never designed to be encyclopaedic in nature. No omniscience or claims of being the one stop site for your wine buying needs here thank you very much. That’s all just spin and I’d rather not have any part in it.

This is very solid Best’s Shiraz and very solid Grampians Shiraz, which in turn makes it a very good cool climate Shiraz and a bit of a bargain. Medium-bodied with a good cut of acidity yet it’s surprisingly yielding in the mouth. It doesn’t show its 14.5% ABV at all. Typical regional flavours and aromas of cherry, plums and spice with a lick of vanilla and some florals. Genial yet it has enough structure. Very balanced and poised if not extremely intense or detailed. 92

Region: Grampians
Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $25
Tasted: November 2013


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One Response to 2012 Best’s Great Western Bin No 1 Shiraz

  1. I love Grampians shiraz, when it’s good it’s great. I will have a look at this release for sure.

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