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 in mid March at 13.8 be.
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 5-8 years.
This full flavoured wine will pair well with rich dishes such as lamb shanks, ratatouille and fine aged cheese.
Awards & Reviews
Trophy Best Shiraz of Show, Australian Highlands Wine Show (96/100)
This is instantly appealing on the nose showing Black Doris plum, blueberry, violet, thyme and toasted almond characters with a touch of pepper spice. The palate is wonderfully flavoursome and concentrated, delivering excellent fruit purity together with plump mouthfeel and fleshy texture, backed by fine, polished tannins, finishing long and refined. At its best: now to 2025. Sam Kim – Wine Orbit (94/100)
From one of Moppity Estate’s oldest blocks, crushed/destemmed, open-fermented, matured in French oak (33% new) for 16 months. While not particularly deep, the wine has a bright crimson-purple hue; the bouquet and palate both impart the pepper and spice of the relatively cool climate, red fruits contesting black for leading the blend, the tannins fine, oak in a support role. – James Halliday (92/100)
Medium to deep red/purple hue, with a herbal, plummy, fruit-led aroma, which embraces some cool-grown peppery notes. The wine is medium-bodied in the mouth, with a lean, sinewy side to its nature, moderate length, and a chocolaty overtone – which comes through strongly on the palate. – Huon Hooke, The Real Review (90/100)
Bronze Medal, Australian Cool Climate Wine Show
Bronze Medal, Canberra & District Wine Show
Bronze Medal, National Cool Climate Wine Show