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2013 Moppity Escalier Shiraz

Region:Hilltops , NSW

Style:Full Bodied

Producer:Moppity Vineyards

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_"This is the wine that will announce Hilltops Shiraz to the world."_ - Jason Brown (Owner/winemaker)

RRP $130.00

$130.00

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The Escalier Shiraz is a special wine twelve years in the making for Jason Brown and his team at Moppity Vineyards.

2013 was a spectacular vintage for Shiraz in the Hilltops region. During the final blending process for his universally acclaimed 2013 Reserve Shiraz (97 points - James Halliday), a single parcel of fruit stood head and shoulders above the pack. As tempting as it was to use this parcel as the backbone of the Reserve Shiraz, the quality of fruit simply demanded its own bottling.

Sourced from a single block known as "Block 12", this Shiraz was fermented as 100% whole bunches and matured in a healthy portion of new oak. It's a wine of immense concentration and gravitas.

It looks set to be Moppity's most highly most decorated wine to date having already cleaned up on the show circuit, winning 13 Gold Medals and 2 Trophies prior to release.

The Escalier sets a new benchmark for the region and throws down a gauntlet to the established premium Shiraz producing regions to watch out, Hilltops Shiraz is here to stay. With 98 points from James Halliday, this is Moppity's crowning joy to date.

What it Tastes Like

Impenetrable colour. Impossibly inky and concentrated. The nose billows with black fruit, licorice, intense asian spice, cedar and green herbs. It's glossy and smooth to sip on. Sweet plum and blackberry notes ooze seductively through the mouth, inching their way into every crevice. Length is something else. It's a perfectly controlled explosion of flavour. Extremely impressive. Truly something special from this site. A wine destined for the cellar, to be shown in the best glassware only on special occasions.

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Moppity owner/winemaker Jason Brown