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Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Moppity Vineyards Escalier Shiraz 2015

Escalier (meaning staircase) and representing the Browns' continuous quest for improvement.

It's a single block wine, this vintage being block 7, the vintage prior was block 8. Intended to only be made in the very best years, it would seem that fortune is looking kindly on Moppity, this being the third consecutive release.

Offering subtle aromatics, of dusky violets and smatterings of black fruit. Partial whole bunch inclusion with a cold soak, prior to fermentation - the small inclusion of co-fermented Viognier.

It's silken, slight, subtle and lithe; there's a beguiling subtlety to the wine, yet it also manifests itself in a depth and intensity of flavour.

Cloven spice and black pepper, yet augmented with black fruit. It's a wine of depth, subtlety and balance. Worthy of the many accolades it has a massed. 94

Tasted on: Saturday 28th September, a Fruit to Root day
Source: Sample
Price: $130
Alcohol: 14%
Closure: Cork

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