I sense with Yering Station’s 2011 shiraz viognier that it has been handled very well in a difficult vintage. The aromatics are really quite attractive with notes of black paper, clove, dried herbs and a core of freshly cut rosemary. The viognier (5% of the blend) adds a viscosity to the palate, and the flavours are more in the redcurrant and red plum spectrum than darker fruits, supplemented by some stem characters. The 36% new oak is absorbed into the wine without featuring. This is a rather pleasant and certainly balanced wine that will suit current drinking.