Inky dark in color with a mild nose of black fruit. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice black fruit to match the nose, blueberries and the like. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice acidity and dryness. A very nice varietal Aussie Shiraz. Not too overpowering, not too sweet. I would give it an 88+.
From the LCBO web site:
BEST’S BIN NO. 1 SHIRAZ 2013 Great Western, Victoria The year 2016 marks 150 years since Henry Best purchased this property and began clearing the land and planting grape vines.
TASTING NOTE: Deep, dense crimson-purple; savoury/foresty nuances provide the backdrop for the black fruits and licorice aromas and flavours; maturation in large-format French oak has kept the wine fresh and firm, with a minimum 25-year future. Drink By: 2038. Score: 94 (James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au, July 27, 2015) Full-bodied & Firm 222323 (D) 750 mL $19.95
Release Date:August 6, 2016
Alcohol/Vol 14.5% Made in: Victoria, Australia By:Best’s Wines Pty Ltd Sugar Content:6 g/L Sweetness Descriptor:D – Dry Style:Full-bodied & Firm 2016 marks the 150th anniversary since Henry Best purchased the property and began clearing the land and planting grape vines.
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