Bests Bin O Shiraz 2016
Colour: Deep, dense, dark red colour
Bouquet: Lifted high notes of aromatic Shiraz fruit, smoked meats and subtle forest floor.
Palate: Subtle spice and aniseed palate. Textural wine with layers of complexity, supporting tannins and generous fruit.
Cellaring: One of the most endearing characteristics of this wine is the longevity. You can drink now to 2020+ with confidence the wine will age if cellared in appropriate conditions.
Vintage: Subsoil moisture was very low during the growing season. Yields were down, but quality was great reaffirming that even in tough years great wine can be produced.
Shiraz has been produced at Best’s Great Western since the late 1800s, although the actual date of the first Bin 0 Shiraz is lost in the annuals of time. What is certain is that Bin 0 as a descriptor on the wine label has been in use for over 100 years. Best’s Bin 0 Shiraz is produced from Best’s oldest plantings and selected from the lowest yielding blocks of the historic Concongella vineyards at Great Western. This includes nineteenth century and mid twentieth century plantings of Shiraz which result in very low yielding, intense vines. The fruit is handselected, sorted and fermented in small-batches followed by rigorous barrel selection.
Bin 0 is made to be an age worthy style and has been the undisputed icon of the Great Western shiraz style for many decades. It is internationally acclaimed as one of Australia’s great Shiraz wines.
The Langton’s Classification is ”Distinguished”