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GREAT WESTERN BIN NO. 1 SHIRAZ 2018 Grampians, Victoria
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer BEST'S
This was originally to be released on Nov. 13th. I was unable to get a bottle for assessment from the agent. However, my associate Tony Aspler did get a sample in early October 2021 and passed it on to me after rating it as follows: Dark ruby colour; spicy, blackberry and pepper nose with toasty oak and a leafy-floral note; medium to full-bodied, savoury black fruit flavours well-balanced with acidity. I concur and rated it one point lower. It has 14% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar with lot number L1719 on the back label. I do not know if this the same batch that was at the LCBO on January 8 so my score is tentative. CSPC 222323
Type Red Table Wine
Agent FWM Can
Country Australia
Region Victoria
Rating **+(89 points)
Spicy, Ripe, Well Structured
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: Picked by hand and by Opti sorter/harvester, whole berry fermentation with 5% whole bunches. Wine show success is no surprise. Typical Great Western wine with high quality intensity, focus and length to its spicy/peppery black forest floor fruits, at only 14% alcohol. Drink by: 2038. Special Value. Score - 95 (James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au, Aug. 1, 2020) Price $ 21.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - January 8, 2022
Cases bought 637 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:    - Not Presented   * Below Average   *+ OK   ** Good    **+ Excellent    *** Outstanding ***+ Exceptional

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