Best's Great Western Bin 0 Shiraz 2010
Region: Great Western, Victoria
Variety: Shiraz 100%
Winemaker: Adam Wadewitz
Cellaring: Will reward both short term to long term cellaring (20 years +) or it can be enjoyed sooner with a good sharp cheese
Colour: Deeply tinted ruby / garnet with a magenta hue
Bouquet: Rich opulent aromas of dark ripe fruits lifted by peppery bush spices, wildflowers and delicately toasted French oak
Palate: Intense velvety dark fruit restrained by fine crumbly tannins. The balance of perfumed fruit, tight grained oak and minerality lingers in the mouth. An excellent example of Bin 0 that will benefit from some more time in bottle.
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 the four original Shiraz plantings in the low yielding blocks of the historic Concongella vineyard 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 hand-selected, sorted and fermented in small-batches followed by rigorous barrel selection. The wine is then aged in our underground cellar.
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 esteemed Langton’s Classification of Australian Wine upgraded Bin No.O Shiraz in Classification V 2010 from ”Distinguished” to “Excellent” category.