A classic Bordeaux blend of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet Franc, merlot and petit verdot. Produced from a patch of dirt in the Concongella vineyard that has more gravel that the rest of the vineyard. Ripe fruit on the nose with blackberry to the fore, backed up by cedar and cinnamon spice. More ripe black fruit on the palate, this time black cherries. Full bodied, dry, well balanced palate with some elegance. Long satisfying finish. Plenty to like about this wine. Well handled alcohol at 13.5%.
Best’s 13 acres Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc 2017, Great Wester, Victoria
Outstanding (Score range 95-100)
Often an internationally recognised, leading brand or winery – but not always! Produces a classic wine that is a faultless representation of the style/variety. Complexity on the nose and a seamless palate are an example of the hallmarks of an outstanding wine.
Highly Recommended (Score range 92-94)
A quality focused wine that has plenty of style. Length of palate and intensity are often key characteristics of highly recommended wines. These producers could be the ones to watch in the future.
Recommended (Score range 89-91)
An above average well-made, reflection of the style/variety, which often represents good value for money.