96 Points | - James Halliday
Best's Great Western consistently produce aromatic, flavoursome and perfectly structured Rieslings that stand alongside Australia's great Riesling. The 2020 Best's Great Western Riesling is another excellent example of this variety that is already receiving plenty of attention, including being named in Halliday's Top 100 Wines of 2020.
Typically aromatic with notes of lime, nashi pear and jasmine, the palate is packed with zesty citrus, crunchy apple supported by a steely, acid backbone. A wine with proven ability to mature gracefully for 20 years or more, this is a classic Best's Riesling with a long life ahead of it.
"96 Points. The vines are direct descendants of the 1866 plantings in the nursery block. A core of sweet lime-juice essence and spine-tingling acidity makes a wine that follows in the footsteps of its multi-gold-medal-winning predecessors. An indefinite lifespan. 12% alc. To 2040. Screwcap."- James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2022.
"Great Western Riesling. Yes please. Fundamentally delicious. Apple and sweet lime flavours impress as both bold and elegant at once. It hits, it runs, it sustains. It’s a joy to drink. 93 Points Tasted: Sep20 12% alc. $25 Screwcap Drink: 2020 - 2027+" - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.
With beginnings in 1866, Best’s Great Western is home to some of Australia’s oldest and most significant vineyards. Best's have a strong reputation for producing world-class wines for over 148 years in Victoria’s Great Western region.
As one of Australia’s oldest and continuously family owned and operated wineries, Best’s crafts extraordinary and iconic wines of elegance and longevity.
Their flagship wine, the Thomson Family Shiraz has a revered reputation as one of Australia's finest cool-climate Shiraz. While some fantastic value drinking can be found with Bests Bin 1 Shiraz and their Cabernet Sauvignon. Meanwhile, Bests Great Western Riesling sits among Australia's finest Rieslings; delicious upon release it has a proven ability to mature gracefully for 20 years or more.
Owned by just two families since 1866, the Best family who founded the winery and today, their vision lives on through the Thomsons, having purchased the property after Henry Best’s death in 1920.
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