Moppity Vineyards Reserve Shiraz 2013
I’m in Rioja today (more on that later) and whilst the Hilltops seems a whole other world away, it’s nice to have an Aussie reference point.
This Moppity won the Shiraz Challenge last year and I can see why – it’s a style of immediate impact. A style to win trophies and, I’d wager, fans.
Deep, bright, inky purple. Ultra concentrated slick of purple sweet berry flavours, like a flow of molten red berries and supported by savoury, cocoa powder oak. Intensely purple fruited palate, that slick of fruit surprisingly savoury despite the fruit intensity, though the finish is a Br sweet and oaky. Impressive intensity here though – it’s hugely berry fruity and yet still retains a largely dry and long palate.
Can see the appeal. Thumbs up. Drink: 2015-2025. 18/20, 93/100
Details: 13.9%, Screwcap, $70, Sample
Would I buy it? A little pricey for that. But worth a glass.
Buy online: Moppity website