"Look at the value on this. Cool but ripe, dusty and varietal but generous. Honed. Slipped with fine-grained tannin. All good things. All done well." 93pts - Campbell Mattinson - WineFront
"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." James Halliday - 5 Star Winery Rating
Best Value Winery of the Year 2021 - James Halliday - Wine Companion
"Here’s a little nugget: Best’s have some of the oldest cabernet vines in the world. They were planted in 1860. It’s a fair assumption to make that they must go all right, or they wouldn’t have survived. Blueberry, licorice, kirsch and cedar. A sprig of mint. Look at the value on this. Cool but ripe, dusty and varietal but generous. Honed. Slipped with fine-grained tannin. All good things. All done well." 93pts - Campbell Mattinson - WineFront