1998 Best's Great Western Bin 0 Shiraz
Opaque crimson, brick red colour, showing some signs of bottle age. The wines still holding up well, with years of bottle life left. Aroma of spice, blackberry and liquorice are overlaid by plum and cedar. The palate has excellent weight and depth of flavour, with cedar, spice, stewed fruit and white pepper emerging on the back palate. The white pepper characters began to evolve on the back palate and continues to grow running right through to the aftertaste, which lingers for some time.
Cellar 4-5 years (2007-2008)
First Tasted: November 2000
A spectacular Great Western Bin O and arguably the best ever. The International demand for this wine has exploded to the point that domestic stocks have been dramatically reduced, and our major headache with this wine will be how to allocate the stocks.Outstanding opaque purple crimson mauve colour. The magnificent colour heralds an exceptional nose and palate. A superb sniff, with aroma of plum, spice, blackberries, vanilla and subtle earthy end notes. The palate flavours are very concentrated and totally mouthfilling. Strong flavours of spice, earth, ripe blackberries, vanilla, plum and exceptionally peppery back palate, with again exceptional palate length. Perfect balance, velvet smooth tannins with a perfect aftertaste that lingers for minutes of spice and blackpepper.
Cellar 8-10 years.