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2001 Best’s Great Western ‘Thomson Family’ Shiraz

  • Producer
    Best's Great Western
  • Vintage
  • Grape Variety
  • Region
  • Sub Region
    Great Western
  • Size

The particularly rare Best’s Thomson Family Shiraz is one of Victoria’s greatest wines and represents a window to Australia’s winemaking past.

Like Henschke Hill of Grace and Penfolds Block 42 in the Barossa Valley, the Best’s Concongella Vineyard 1860s plantings at Great Western belong to Australia’s rich heritage of ancient genetic and pre-phylloxera vineyards.

The fifteen rows of dry-grown Shiraz vines, well over 140 years old, are the source material for the Thomson Family Shiraz.

Tasting Notes

96 Points James Halliday
Succulently rich and supple black fruits and perfectly integrated French oak; graceful and elegant despite the richness.

2001 Best’s Great Western ‘Thomson Family’ Shiraz