Best’s Great Western Sparkling Shiraz 2016 epitomises the regional characteristics with plenty of spice and plummy fruit characters. Inky dark purple with a crimson hue. Layers of aroma – roses, plum pudding, nutmeg, blackberry and dark spices. There’s an undertone of meatiness and brioche too from the lees contact in bottle. On the palate it’s a broody and rich mouthful of fresh berries soaked in spiced liqueur, with a sprinkling of cocoa. The finish is seamless with a refreshing acidity and creamy effervescence to counterbalance the fruit.
There may be no other winery that defines the essence of Australia more than Best’s Great Western; family, history, truly unique wines, and its own region. Founded in 1866 by Henry Best, it has been managed by the Thomson family for six generations, including 50+ vintages by the current patriarch, Viv. These special wines form a true national treasure of our industry.