Sourced from one of the finest vineyards in Young, NSW, in the heart of the Hilltops region, at an elevation of around 600m.
This rich and flavoursome wine shows classic cool climate Shiraz notes of white pepper and aromatic red fruit, combined with a long, well-structured finish.
The fruit was sourced from one of Moppity Vineyard’s finest blocks of old vine Shiraz, and was picked mid March at 14.5be.
After picking, the fruit was crushed and destemmed into open top fermenters, where a warm, even fermentation took place. Once pressed, the wine was matured for 16 months in French oak barriques, a third of which were new.
Though drinking beautifully now, this fine wine will gain further complexity and interest over the next 10-12 years.
This full flavoured wine will pair well with rich dishes such as lamb shanks, ratatouille and fine aged cheese.
Awards & Reviews
“It’s a good drink, that’s what it is. It seems uncomplicated at first but as it breathes it reveals more. Black cherries, sweet spices, eucalypt, violets and a graphite-like note. It swings juicily through the palate before gathering in a well-ordered way through the finish. Not a hair is out of place; it’s a good wine, a good drink and good value.” Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front 92+ points
“Intense purple red, clear and bright in colour. Lifted aromas of black fruits with vanilla oak, white pepper spice and peppermint notes adding to the complexity. There are soft tannins and white pepper at the front, with layers of blackcurrant and red fruits evident, well-integrated oak is balanced with clean acid and a long finish.” Stephen Read, Wine Matrix 92 points
“Floral scented, sweetly fruited, lightly spiced and well priced. You want more? Expect a dash of pepper and cinnamon with charry oak in the mix too, but balanced. There’s a whiff of prosciutto so it does have appealing savoury tones to tame the intense fruit. Full bodied, plush tannins and a slightly bitter finish.” Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion 92 points
Bronze Medal, NSW Wine Awards 2020