$28RRP. Now in its fifth year (half way to a decent vertical!), the 2011 version of the Moppa shiraz is undoubtedly dissimilar from the 2009 and 2010. And I like it. Sure, the 09 and 10 had the purity of fruit, but I feel that the role of the alcohol played a huge part in imparting some of that royalty. And I might be biased since I am aware of the vintage conditions. However, the 2011 is more restrained whilst not losing the fruit or its structural integrity.
Intense dark ruby colour with a purple-garnet rim. Lifted florals with aromas of smashed black cherries, salted plums, dried herbs and black pepper. A different edge owing to the splash of Viognier and Petit Verdot. Silky texture, a medium+ bodied wine with high acidity and a moderate level of powdery tannins. 14% alc. Earthy flavours of kirsch, dark chocolate, clove and blackcurrant licorice. Drink now – 2018.