99 Points - Ray Jordan | 98 Points - Andrew Caillard
Moss Wood's Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon has firmly entrenched itself as one of Australia's finest red wines. A wine with an extraordinary recent form line, the annual Moss Wood Cabernet always attracts plenty of attention and we expect our very limited stocks of the 2020 vintage to again sell out fast.
The newly released 2020 Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon is already attracting plenty of attention and high praise (98 Points - Andrew Caillard, 97 Points - Ken Gargett). Another typically concentrated and complex Margaret River Cabernet; dark fruits, blackcurrant, blueberry and licorice flavours are all in abundant supply on the palate. Bright acidity and well measured oak combine beautifully on the long finish to round off another classic Moss Wood Cabernet release.
"99 Points. Another simply sublime edition of this great wine. The volume of fruit was down almost 60% but the small berry influence has added even more intensity and depth, if that is possible with this wine. Interesting point of difference is that the combination is slightly different from previous vintages with 90% cabernet sauvignon, 3% cabernet franc and 7% petit verdot. The petit verdot certainly brings a darker berry influence with slightly firmer tannins. The aromas are a seductively perfumed with a combination of violet and redcurrant with a subtle black olive and mulberry. But the palate, oh the palate, is simply a joy. Smooth graceful lines with fine chalky tannins supply essential definition and support and harmoniously played oak. At the moment it is quite restrained but with age, a treasure trove of delights will be released. It is a wine destined for even greater things. Extraordinary. Date: May 2023"- Ray Jordan, Business News.
"98 Points. Medium deep crimson. Beautiful blackcurrant, wax polish, hint panforte aromas with vanilla notes. Classical Margert River Cabernet with fresh blackcurrant, panforte flavours, fine grainy/ cedary tannins, underlying roasted chestnut oak notes and linear fresh acidity. Finishes firm and tight with a fine plume of tannin. This has lovely weight and balance with the perfect structure for aging. Drink 2026 - 2040+"- Andrew Caillard, winepilot.com.
"97 Points. In recent vintages, the Moss Wood Cabernet has regained its position as one of this country’s very best Cabs. Stellar stuff. This latest vintage will do nothing but enhance its reputation. The blend is 90% Cabernet, 3% Cab Franc and 7% Petit Verdot. Inky dark maroon. The nose immediately suggests that this is a wine of finesse and class. We have plums, mulberries, blackcurrants, tobacco leaves, dry herbs and beef stock. Even at this young stage, we see signs of the complexity that will surely follow. A fragrant, balanced Cab of excellent focus, exceptional length and serious grip. The tannins are abundant, but fine. Easily approachable, even at this stage, it will age deceptively well, for at least 15 to 20 years. A cracking Marg River Cab."- Ken Gargett, winepilot.com.
"Deep, brick red hue; bright condition. Dark and red berry aromas of blueberry, blackberry and redcurrant, plus some violets, cloves, dark jube and musk, a sure indicator of the presence of Petit Verdot. The complex background is all about Cabernet Sauvignon, with lots of tar, dark chocolate, tobacco and even some cinnamon and toasty oak. There is a concentration of all features which make this a classic, low-crop Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon, which in many ways, takes us all the way back to 1981. A full-bodied wine, there are generous blueberry and blackberry flavours, as well as dark, chocolate, coffee and licorice that fill the mid-palate. They sit over a structure of fresh acidity and concentrated tannin, making the wine bright, long and, for Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon, quite taut."- Moss Wood Wines.
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