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2016 Best's Great Western Sparkling Shiraz

Great Western, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
$29. 99
$359.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 10 Years (2019-2029)
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. The base wine for this cuvee is left on yeast lees in bottle for 22 months or more and disgorged in the traditional method. The dosage liqueur contains a small quantity of very old Best’s Liqueur Muscat.

Sparkling Shiraz at Christmas is an Australian tradition and few producers do it as well as Best’s

A frothy purple tinged mousse sits atop an inky black dark red coloured base that has a very fine bead running through it. Intense ripe blackberry and liquorice aromas are tempered by hints of dark chocolate and vanillin oak with earth and hints of spice also present. A rich mouthful of fluffy, concentrated dark fruits flood the creamy like textured mid palate. Ripe blackberry, liquorice and dark chocolate flavours sit over vanillin oak, earth and spice nuances. Finishes dry with a burst of blueberry freshness on the very long aftertaste that’s layered with luscious dark fruit. Limited stocks – this normally sells out prior to Christmas.
Drink over the next 8-10 years.
Alc. 14.5%