Best’s Great Western Pinot Noir 2023


This keeps giving with every sip. Starts with a glistening red colour in the glass which attracts the eye. It’s followed by the scent of dried flowers, cherry, red plums and earthy notes which puts the drinker on alert. This is the start of a quality Pinot Noir. It’s the antithesis of a sweet fruited Pinot, rather it embraces lively florals and bright red fruits and spice with earthy overtones in rhubarb and a touch of forest floor. Brisk in acidity, sinewy in tannin, it finishes fine, clean and with an edgy tension. The Grampians region is closely associated with Shiraz, but Best’s proves that it is also capable of producing some pretty smart Pinots and well-priced Pinots at that.