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2012 Best's Great Western Sparkling Shiraz

Great Western, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
$29. 99
$359.88 Dozen
Cellar: 6 - 8 Years (2021-2023)
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Crown Seal

Sparkling Shiraz is a unique Australian wine that’s synonymous with the Great Western region having been in production since the early 1900’s. With previous releases the base wine for this Cuvee was left on yeast lees in bottle for 12 months and disgorged in the traditional method, however, Best’s have now decided to leave it on lees for an extra two years in order to create greater complexity. The dosage liqueur contains a small quantity of very old Best’s Liqueur Muscat.

A superb, very reasonably priced sparkling Shiraz that's arrived just in time for Christmas.

Creamy deep purple mousse with an opaque black red core, possessing a very fine and persistent bead. Lifted ripe blackberry, dark plum and liquorice aromas are followed by some toasty vanillin oak, dark chocolate and subtle spice. Exceptionally rich and concentrated the palate exudes gloriously ripe flavours of dark plum, liquorice, blackberry and dark chocolate that engulf the palate over a back drop of toasty vanillin oak, subtle earth and spice. Creamy mouthfeel with the opulence and power of fruit counterpointed by a dry sturdy finish. Long aftertaste of ripe blackberries, liquorice, dark plum, toasty vanillin oak and spice.
Cellar 6-8 years.
Alc. 14.5%