Reviews

Moss Wood Ribbon Vale 2016 Merlot – Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

Serious merlot out of Margaret River.

It’s firm. It’s solid. It’s substantial. This is merlot for the cellar; there’s nothing chummy-yummy drink-now about it. It tastes of blackcurrant, cedarwood, bay leaves and chocolate, the tannin then gravely and studded with peppercorns. Length, it has plenty. Fruit, same. And tannin, wow, this is spread with the good stuff.  It’s a wine for the long haul.

Rating: Stars
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Moss Wood 2016 Pinot Noir – James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au

I have never been an admirer of Moss Wood’s Pinot Noir, mainly because of the lack of varietal character when grown in Margaret River. However, I must bow and acknowledge that this is among the best yet with its delicately pitched small red fruits set in a gently but persistently savoury backdrop. I know its admirers will cellar all or some of the wine, but I would drink it now while those red fruits still shine.

Published 01 April 2019

94 Points

Rating: Stars
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Moss Wood 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon – Ray Jordan, “Heavenly Cabernet” The Weekend Australian Magazine

. . . the latest Moss Wood 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is as close as can be to the greatest yet in this distinguished line. From the first sniff to the last lick of the lips you will be captivated by its engaging expression of cabernet. Vibrancy, purity and energy burst from the perfectly formed palate.
A stunning Moss Wood that captures the elements of this vintage perfectly. It’s a lighter vintage and so beautifully elegant. Perfumed violets and blackcurrant 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.

(Best drinking now to 2044)

Published: June 29th, 2019

99 Points

Rating: Stars
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Moss Wood 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon – James Suckling, jamessuckling.com

This is a fragrant and fresh Moss Wood with sage and bay leaf aromas, laced through red plums, cherries and redcurrants. The oak registers in a cedary and spiced-chocolate layer and is well integrated. The palate casts a long, sleek shape with quite assertive tannins, carrying fresh and concentrated red plums and cherries in an integrated style. A blend of 91% cabernet sauvignon, 5% petit verdot and 4% cabernet franc.

Published: June 26, 2019

95 Points

Rating: Stars
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