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2017 Best's Great Western Sparkling Shiraz

Great Western, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
$29. 99
$359.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 10 Years (2020-2030)
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 24 months or more and disgorged in the traditional method. The dosage liqueur contains a small quantity of very old Best’s Liqueur Muscat.
Pours beautifully with a thick purple tinged mousse that shows excellent hold. The tiniest of bubbles flowing through a dense pitch black dark red coloured core with excellent persistence. Wafting out of the glass are heady scents of dark plum, blackberry and liquorice which meld into toasty vanillin oak, dark chocolate and spice notes. Rich and toasty the palate is packed with luscious blackberry, liquorice and sarsaparilla flavours that are married to vanillin oak, scorched earth and cinnamon spice elements. Dry energetic finish with a long and generous creamy textured aftertaste.
Limited stocks – this normally sells out prior to Christmas.
Drink over the next 8-10 years.
Alc. 14.5%