The Great Western range of wines provides an ideal introduction to the unique wine style of Great Western. These accessibly priced wines show detailed aromatic qualities set within a medium-bodied framework. The ‘continental’ climate, relatively unique in Australia, defined by cold nights and warm afternoons, means the fruit grown here develops flavours slowly through the day, building intense and varietal aromas and characters.
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; Price: $25.00; Date Tasted: January 2020; Alcohol: 14.0%; Rating: 95 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday Wine Companion
Gold Medal - Great Australian Shiraz Challenge 2020
Distinctive, cool-climate aromas of red berries, pepper, toasted spices, bacon fat and cocoa, sitting in fresh, complex mode. The palate is elegant, fine and fresh with long, silky tannins delivering fresh red-plum and blackberry flavors. Silky finish. Drink or hold. Screw cap. Rating: 93 Points; Nick Stock for James Suckling
Lovely drink, soft and fleshy, just over medium weight this year with a little extra slosh and slurp. Dark berries, plummy sweetness, black jelly babies and clove. Slips over the palate well, formless-juicy-rich kind of feel, finishes with smudges of that clove and some earthy spice and faint bitterness. Easy to get into, fits the price bracket well, if not punches above its weight. Tasted: Sept 20; Alcohol: 14%; Price: $25; Closure: Screwcap; Drink: 2020-2030; Rated: 92 Points; Mike Bennie; The Wine Front
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