96 Points - James Halliday
Undoubtedly one of the stars of the Margaret River wine region, Moss Wood has firmly entrenched itself among Australia's leading Cabernet makers; with their flagship Cabernet (RRP $130) usually selling out within weeks of release. As the 'little sister' to their super-premium release, Moss Wood's Amy's offers an outstanding quality, approachable Margaret River Cabernet blend at a fraction of the price.
This newly released 2018 Amy's is Cabernet Sauvignon Sauvignon blended with small amounts of Petit Verdot, Malbec and Merlot. The result is a highly appealing red with generous fruit depth, an abundance of varietal blackcurrant, violets and red fruits, with the subtle oak playing a mere support role. A high-quality red wine from one of Australia's leading wineries, this is a wine of enormous appeal particularly at this price.
"96 Points. Moss Wood’s Bordeaux blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, malbec and petit verdot. Deep but bright crimson-purple foretells what is to come: a rich yet refined medium-bodied wine, oak and tannins present but not the least obvious. Screwcap. 14% alc. To 2038. $43" - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2021.
"94 Points. This is a blend of cabernet sauvignon merlot malbec and petit verdot from the Glenmore Vineyard just north of Yallingup. This a cracker and as good as any under this label. Seamless tannin, and oak integration with some exceptional powerful yet refined fruit." - Ray Jordan, Top 100 Reds, The West Australian.
"93/100. An attractively fresh array of mulberry and red-plum aromas with a rose-like floral edge, too. The palate has a very supple, succulent core of fleshy, sleek tannins that carry bright raspberry and mulberry flavors fresh and long. Great balance and vibrancy here. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, malbec and petit verdot. Drink now. Screw cap"- Nick Stock, jamessuckling.com, April 2020.
With a dedication to making hand-made wines that cellar gracefully, Moss Wood has for decades, won acclaim as a prestige producer and continues to do so.
Planted in 1969 with its first vintage in 1973, Moss Wood is located in the sub-region of Wilyabrup. Selected for the suitability of its soils, aspect and consistent climate, it is one of the finest vineyard sites in Australia.
Keith Mugford, as chief winemaker and co-proprietor, has been making wine and tending the vineyard at Moss Wood since 1979. He was joined in this by his wife Clare, in 1984. They seek and apply proven knowledge and technology to enhance grape and wine quality, constantly driving to be the best. This exacting viticulture and winemaking ensures wines of outstanding quality, distinguished by their consistency over many vintages.
Over time, the success of Moss Wood led the Mugfords to purchase a second property, Ribbon Vale, in 2000. This Wilyabrup, dry grown vineyard, is only 1200 metres from their original estate.
The Moss Wood and Mugford names are synonymous with uncompromising quality; their relentless and constant goal is to produce the perfect fruit and flawless great wine.
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