97 Points James Halliday
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 annals 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 and matured in the finest barrels 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. 0 Shiraz in Classification V 2010 from ”Distinguished” to “Excellent” category.
“The quite beautiful colour announces a quite beautiful medium-bodied wine with glorious red and black cherry fruit, superfine tannins and classy oak all in total harmony – so much so you can forget just where you are on the journey through to the finish.” – 97 Points James Halliday
“Depth, texture, balance and long sinewy length. Not much more need be said; it’s a cracking release with a fabulous future ahead of it. Cherries, boysenberries, plums, suggestions of fresh garden mint and slips of coffee. There’s a seriousness to it but mostly an irresistibility. Gorgeous freshness of flavour.” – 95 Points Campbell Mattinson
NB – No Thompson made in the 2013 Vintage