Grove Estate The Cellar Block Shiraz Viognier

Despite the difficulties of the wet 2012 season in Hilltops, this is one of my favourite vintages of Grove Estate, a wine of impressive persistence, fine-boned structure and exotic allure. An intricately peppery and spicy style of lifted violet perfume and a subtle hint of game, capturing the lively cool climate of the season and the finely gravelly structure of the region’s red granite soils. No surprise it’s made at Clonakilla. $25 direct.