2016 Best's Great Western Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Best's Great Western Cabernet Sauvignon

93 Points Richard Caro
2016 Best's Great Western Cabernet Sauvignon
93 Points Richard Caro

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An elegant Cabernet from a top producer in Great Western, Victoria. Best's are an old family, having made wine in this classy cooler-climate since 1866! Today long experience and beautifully adapted old vines get the advantages of the best in modern tradition, making Cabernet with gently lush fruit, fine-boned structure and underlying savoury interest. Delicious at the price, this new (but old) label is a must try.

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$27.99 in mixed 6+ or $31.99 per bottle



Cabernet Sauvignon

Its Origins

Best's winery and vineyards are among Australia's best-kept secrets. Indeed the vineyards, with vines dating back to 1866, have secrets that may never be revealed: for example, one of the vines planted in the Nursery Block has defied identification and is thought to exist nowhere else in the world. Part of the cellars, too, go back to the same era, constructed by butcher-turned-winemaker Henry Best and his family. The Thomson family has owned the property since 1920, with Ben, the fifth generation, having taken over management from father Viv. Best's consistently produces elegant, supple wines; the Bin No. 0 is a classic, the Thomson Family Shiraz (largely from vines planted in 1867) magnificent. In the Wine Companion 2017 it was awarded the mantle of Wine of the Year from a field of almost 9000 wines. Very occasionally a pinot meunier (with 15% pinot noir) is made solely from 1868 plantings of those two varieties; there is no other Pinot Meunier of this vine age made anywhere else in the world. Justin Purser brings with him a remarkable CV, with extensive experience in Australia, NZ and Burgundy. -- James Hallidiay

What The Critics Say

Double Gold and Trophy winner

Gold & Trophy - Best Cabernet, Victoria Wine Show 2017. Gold & Trophy - Best Regional Other Red, Ballarat Wine Show 2017.

95/100 Halliday's Australian Wine Companion, James Halliday (2015 vintage)

"This is all about showing how elegance and intensity can be woven together to create the perfect medium-bodied palate. Blackcurrant, a waft of leaf, a glimmer of eucalypt and cedary oak/tannin nuances all join hands to support each other on the long, fresh palate. Don't be deceived: this will stand proud for 30+ years thanks to its immaculate balance."

93/100 Tyson Stelzer (2010 vintage)

"Best's is on such a roll that it's entry cabernet has just lapped its shiraz! An unashamedly restrained, honed, coiled-up and structured cabernet, in the traditional, savoury style, the kind that gets overlooked in wine shows until I bang a gold medal score on it!"

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Colour


  • Region

    Western Australia

  • Closure


  • Volume

    750 ml

  • Maturity

    2018 - 2028

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB



Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.


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