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Best’s Great Western 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon: Wine Review

150 years in any business should be celebrated. 150 years in business when you are at the mercy of mother nature and still producing excellent wines should be sung from the rooftops. Next year Best’s Great Western will be celebrating this great milestone.

Founded in Victoria’s Great Western wine region in 1866 by Henry Best. In 1920 Best’s Great Western was purchased by the Thomson family, and is still run by the family after 5 generations. Bests Cabernet

The 2014 Best’s Great Western Cabernet Sauvignon shows great concentration and vibrancy, without showing any over extraction.  On the nose its bright, and intense. Ripe dark berry fruit, floral violets and some warm sweet spice add to complexity.

On the palate, concentration is consistent with the aromas.  Packed full of fresh ripe dark berries. Displaying density without being too unctuous or cloying. Warm spices, like cinnamon and clove, envelop the mouth. Acidity keeps everything fresh and in balance. Supportive tannins and fresh acidity mean it could cope with roast spring lamb studded with garlic and rosemary. A smart wine, offering great value. I hope the next 150 years continue making impressive products.

Alcohol: 14.0%
RRP: $25
Region: Grampians, Victoria
Source: Provided by producer