Moppity Vineyards Hilltop Shiraz 2016
It’s revealing to taste this $35 shiraz alongside Moppity’s $25 Lock and Key version. Where Lock and Key captures the floral perfume and pure fruitiness of shiraz, this wine goes to darker, deeper places. The inclusion of 2% viognier to the blend adds texture. But the real difference, and probably the reason for its three gold medals, comes in the sheer power of its black-cherry-like varietal flavour and deep, savoury tannins.