Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 375mL


Ray Jordan 99 Points!


Huon Hooke 98 Points!


Bob Campbell 96 Points!

Australia, WA, Margaret River
750mL
#Red  #Cabernet  #Moss Wood  #Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon  #Western Australia  #Rest of Australia  #Margaret River  

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Ray Jordan 99 Points!


 "Moss Wood Cabernet 2016 is as close as can be to the greatest yet in this distinguished line. From the first sniff to the last lick you will be captivated by its engaging expression of Cabernet. Vibrancy, purity and energy burst from the perfectly formed palate. Heavenly Cabernet.


 A stunning Moss Wood which captures the elements of this vintage perfectly. It is a lighter vintage and so beautifully elegant. Perfumed violets and blackcurrants on the nose. The palate is more towards medium-bodied but there is power and intensity here as it extends effortlessly to a very long finish. Shows why this small estate is one of Australia's greatest."


Ray Jordan, WA Today


Huon Hooke 98 Points!


"Deepish red colour with a good tint of purple, and a bouquet of sweet berries, violets, mulberries and cassis. A fragrant, almost floral cabernet, the elegance of the nose reflected on the palate, which is medium to full-bodied and juicy, delicious and finely-textured. A lovely wine, already drinking well, and a lighter vintage for this maker - but gorgeous. (Unfined, but sterile filtered)."


 Huon Hooke, The Real Review


 "Delicious cabernet, with an appealing core of sweet, ripe blackcurrant and blackberry with subtle spice, cedar and nutty oak characters. This is a seriously good red wine that can be enjoyed now but promises to be sensational after at least 5-6 years of bottle age."


- Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review


 "91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, 4% Cabernet Franc.

Deep brick red, in bright condition. Showing all the classic Moss Wood aromatic features with Cabernet Sauvignon’s blueberries and mulberries, Cabernet Franc notes of blackberries and violets and Petit Verdot giving sweet musk lollies and dark jubes.  Since the wine had such long barrel age, these fruit notes are underpinned by tar, leather and cedar notes as well as a touch of charry oak.  These all combine to give the ‘16 a notable intensity, making it one of the more complex Cabernet Sauvignons we’ve made for some time, sharing many similarities with the mighty 2005.


Each of the varieties work their magic on the palate, combining to give generous blueberry, blackberry and red currant flavours. The youthful intensity of the wine is such that it can be consumed as a youngster.  The aroma intensity and palate concentration really lend themselves to enjoyable early drinking.  Nevertheless, it will reward those with patience.  We noted the similarity with the 2005 and that vintage is just beginning to show some maturity at 14 years of age.  We are very confident the 2016 will develop in a similar way, reaching full maturity at around 25 years of age."


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