There are regions in Australia that are more commonly known for their Cabernet Sauvignon than Great Western in Victoria (I was going to say more popular but that would be an incorrect assumption). Although Great Western is known more for its Shiraz, I would not be at all surprised if the words, “Best’s Great Western Cabernet Sauvignon…of course” are not uttered around dinner tables more often.
No surprises with the colour. A youthful, dense vibrant purple.
Plenty of berries on the nose, and I mean plenty. I joke you not, I could’ve smelt it all afternoon. It’s indicative of just how young this wine is.
Goodness me! The full on flavours don’t hold back when you sip it either. It’s unmistakably all dark fruits and berries, plums seemingly spread across the palate with ease, nuance of cloves too and the tannins don’t hide behind the quality fruit either. As strange as this may seem after you’ve read this, I found this wine to have a certain elegance and approachability about it. This clearly has time on its side but don’t be afraid to open one and drink it with a slab of hard cheese or a hearty red meat dish.
Region: Great Western, Vic Price: $25 Sourc: Wine Tasting