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98pts: Halliday anoints Moppity Vineyards as a Power Player
Halliday anoints Moppity Vineyards as a Shiraz Power Player
 
In 2008, when Moppity was just starng out, Campbell Mattnson wrote that they were “a rising star of top end Australian wine”. The star has continued to rise ever since but confirmation that the ascension is complete can be found in the Halliday 2018 Wine Companion. 
 
Moppity Vineyards 2013 Escalier Shiraz - 98 points
Only beaten by Grange ($850) & Hill of Grace ($700); both 2012 & 99pts
‘Moppity's new flagship release, from a tiny parcel of grapes from the original block planted '73, considered too good to blend… This is an exceptional shiraz, its greatest assets balance and extreme
length. The colour is good, the plum and blackberry fruits with a juicy intensity, the tannins lined up in respectful support, the high quality oak having done its job to perfection.’ James Halliday 98 pts
 
Moppity Shiraz Pedigree:
These accolades are merely the latest in what has been a meteoric rise for Moppity Vineyards as an Australian Shiraz power player. Moppity has amassed awards and third party endorsements, almost unparalleled in recent years which include:
 
Show results (last 4 vintages only);
  -11 Trophies
  -78 Gold Medals
Winner 2014 Great Australian Shiraz Challenge
  - 3 wines in winning top ten
  - First NSW winery to win in the Show’s 20 year history
Winner 2016 Great Australian Shiraz Challenge
  - 4 in top 11 (including runner up)
  - First and only dual winner for NSW
Jimmy Watson Trophy
  - 2014 Runner up
  - 2010 Trophy Vineyard
  - First to win from NSW since 1980
2009 & 2008 Top Gold London International
 
 
There is a natural synergy between Shiraz and Moppity Vineyards. Escalier represents our continuous quest for improvement. Escalier is the epitome of sophistication and the ultimate expression of Moppity Shiraz, which is evocative and fragrant, vibrant and seamless, powerful yet restrained; a wine that speaks of its origins.