2020 Grove Estate, Hilltops Shiraz
A star studded wine having been featured in Matthew Jukes's 100 Best Australian Wines and also the winner of the No.1 Shiraz from NSW in 2020 by the Real Review as well as their award for Top Value Wine. As stated by Matthew himself: "Had I tasted this wine blind, I might foolishly have tried to convince myself it was a keen-edged Mencía or a brittle Teroldego, such is the energy and vivacity of the fruit found here. Of course, it’s a Shiraz, but the Hilltops setting has given this red so much purity and lift it is remarkable. Pristinely clean, blindingly bright and fabulously controlled, the slender black fruit is augmented by enticing coffee bean detail, and without any trace of over-worked muscle or unsightly fat, the sleek lines and devastating purity make this a wine that is far too easy to enjoy and also impossible to forget."