2020 Best’s Great Western LSV Shiraz
Inspired by the great Shiraz wines of the Northern Rhone in France, this wine contains Shiraz from the best elevated vineyards in Great Western and is co-fermented with a small amount of Viognier (2%). The viognier helps brighten the colour, lift the aromatics and polish the Shiraz flavours on the palate.
Very deep dark red black shaded colour with a dark red hue. Spicy plum and liquorice aromas are intermeshed with smoked meats, dried herb and peppered earth notes. Delicious plum, blueberry and liquorice fruits carry a succulent feel across the mid weighted palate and show excellent intensity. Notions of spicy clove, light honeysuckle and peppered dried meat characters line the back half. Silky smooth tannins concluding with great length, polish and refinement.
Drink over the next 5-6 years.
A co-ferment with a small amount of viognier, brings forth a complex and fragrant wine. Viognier helps lift the bouquet in violet, anise, pepper and briar with black fruits and blueberry. The palate stretches out across the palate in fine, lithe tannins. Fabulous flavour concentration and deliciousness for the price. Drink by 2033.
Jeni Port – James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion
An elegant and beautifully structured shiraz with floral notes as well as subtle red berry and orange fruit, plus just a hint of spice. The very polished tannin structure drives this along at the long, cool and mineral finish. A blend of shiraz with a small amount of viognier. Drink or hold. Screw cap.