Superb sparkler

Best’s Great Western Sparkling Shiraz 2013, Grampians, AUD $35

The colour is deep, bright red/purple and it smells of spiced dark plums and minty, foresty undergrowth. Intense, powerful flavour with richness and concentration, the tannins trumping sweetness on the finish. A superb wine that will improve with time in the cellar. (Crown cap)

Score: 92 ★★★★ – view on HuonHooke.com

Alcohol: 14%

Ageing: Drink now to 12+ years

Food: drink with barbecued pork ribs and plum sauce

Stockists: Ritchie’s, Prince Wine Store, Nick’s Wine Merchants, Blackhearts & Sparrows – Vic; 60 Darling Street, Kemeny’s, Five Way Cellars, Vintage Blue, Strand Cellars -NSW (AU only)

Ranked #8 of 16 2013 Shiraz tasted from Grampians

Price Benchmark: AUD $45.60 Avg 92pt 2013 Shiraz tasted from Australia

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