Tuesday 28 June 2011

A "Mother..." of a Best's

In my house, the wine racks have a class system. There’s one for cooking wine, one for midweek (or cheapies for late into a big night – show me someone who can taste the difference after 5 bottles! Really)! And there’s one for nice bottles that need drinking, but are a bit better than quaffers.
Anything that requires cellaring is kept offsite – it’s the only way to safeguard its longevity!

Similarly, I have certain records for certain times. For example there are morning records, driving home from work records, cooking dinner records, Friday night ‘too many bottles of red’ records...
In there are a few mainstays, the ‘I don’t know what I feel like hearing” records are on high rotation on Mondays and Tuesdays. One of these happens to be Danzig!

It’s early in the week, but that doesn’t mean we can’t open something off the good rack! In fact, this one didn’t even make it onto a rack! (And if another bottle happens to come my way, it may have to go offsite!)

The Best’s Great Western Bin No 1 Shiraz 2009 was a very pleasant surprise. First time in a long time that I’ve had something so well balanced. There was nothing in too great a proportion that it overshadowed anything else.
Sweet mocha oak, luscious blackberry fruit and smooth tannins.
Great deep colour must be the Crimson Highway from Twist of Cain!

Nice simple packaging on this one too. Gotta love a black label with Silver trimming – simple yet effective.

It’s all there, this one’s a keeper! A “Mother“ of a wine!

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