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 bines planted in the Nursery Block has deified identification and is thought to exit nowhere else in the world.
Vines planted ’78 and ’98, harvested by the sophisticated Opti grape sorter-destemmer, 4 hours in the Opti before pressing, thence to a 7 year old foudre for fermentation and maturation on lees. You’d better pay attention as you take your first sip – this is not your grandma’s riesling. Unsweetened lime sorbet. Drink to 2030. 96 Points. Halliday Wine Companion, 2021.