• Best's Great Western 'Old Clone' Pinot Noir 2017

    Intense and powerful aromas of strawberry leaf, dark red fruits, potpourri, salami and fragrant wood spices. Fine, but intense rounded red fruits, with silky tannins and lots of persistence. A unique wine that defines the site where it is grown.

    "Excellent colour, and there’s a purity to the aroma, flavor and mouthfeel that is striking. Plum, strawberry and cherry and bound tight together by an invisible yet relentless force, at once a single flavour, yet any. Complex? Yes, very, but beautiful." James Halliday

    About Old Clone

    In 1967, for the first time, Best’s made wine solely from the Miller’s Burgundy planting of 1868 (prior to that it’s believed it was always blended). In the mid 1980’s, Danny Schuster, a viticulturist and author of several viticultural books, identified that the small amount of Pinot Noir amongst the Pinot Meunier vines was of two different clones. One of Swiss and one of French origin. The French clone was deemed superior, so eleven further rows of the French selection were planted in 1988 alongside the original planting. The clones are very old and Best’s still has the original 1868 vines which could be the oldest living Pinot Noir vines in the world. This wine is made solely from the rare and unique Best’s Old Clone Pinot Noir.

    Alcohol: 12.5%, Grape: Pinot Noir, Cellar: 5-20 years

    95 points James Halliday

    5 Star Wine - James Halliday

    5 Star Vineyard - James Halliday

    Best's Wines, Great Western, Victoria, Australia.

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