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Moss Wood Ribbon Vale 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon – Fergal Gleeson, Great Wine Blog

Elite Cabernet already showing complexity with blackcurrant, tar, tannins , leather all adding to a satisfying finish. The Ribbon Vale vineyard produces one of the three Moss Wood Cabernets. Ribbon Vale tends to produce a slightly sterner expression than Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon and is generally more suited to cellaring for a few years. Though the 2017 also offers pleasure in the here and now. Moss Wood have just marked 50 years since establishment without making a big fuss. The highly capable Keith and Clare Mugford let the wine do the talking. Strong words softly spoken…

Rating: Stars
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Moss Wood Ribbon Vale 2017 Merlot – Fergal Gleeson, Great Wine Blog

Modelled on the great Merlots of Pomerol and Saint Emilion Moss Wood Merlot is now widely considered one of Australia’s best. I’ve beaten the drum for the last few vintages and 2017 again demonstrates the point. Fresh and vibrant with glossy fruit, touch of leather and smooth tannins. Satisfying and age worthy.

Rating: Stars
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Moss Wood 2017 Chardonnay – Brian Freedman, Food & Wine

“There is an entire universe in the nose here, which dances with baba au rhum, grilled pineapple, gunflint minerality, lemon clotted cream, white peach, and cobbler shell. It’s every bit as impressive when you take the first sip, with a distinctly savory edge to the otherwise broad flavors of charred vanilla pod, nectarine, lemon marmalade, and cantaloupe, all of it framed with fascinating spice notes (white cardamom and baking spice, primarily) and the rind in a jar of orange marmalade. The finish is long and generous, flecked with flowers and almonds, and remains impeccably balanced and concentrated throughout. Absolutely stunning.”

Published October 2019

Rating: Stars
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Moss Wood 2018 Chardonnay – Ray Jordan, The West Australian

“Beautiful Chardonnay balancing delicacy and fruit. From a fine vintage. Light fig and butterscotch notes on the nose. The palate has a bright zingy feel with lemoncurd and cumquat characters settling into a mix of brioche/light toast. Oaks integration is tops and the palate drives to a very long finish. “

Published November 26th, 2019

95 Points

Rating: Stars
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Moss Wood Ribbon Vale 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon – Ray Jordan, The West Australian

“Opens with an ethereal perfume that’s classically cabernet. The palate is medium to full bodied and so graceful and elegant. The focus on tannin management in this vineyard has really paid of with this exceptional wine. Fine minerally tannins with a degree of light bay leaf  and blackcurrant emerging. A super wine.”

Published November 26th, 2019

96 Points

Rating: Stars
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Moss Wood Ribbon Vale 2017 Merlot – Ray Jordan, The West Australian

“A medium bodied and elegant merlot and one of the best in this line I can recall. Perfumed fruit strikes an impeccable balance of fine chalky tannins and seamlessly introduced oak. Floral notes on the nose with red berry scents. Controlled and long palate. A variety that benefits from vineyard work and winery refinements.”

Published November 26th, 2019

96 Points

Rating: Stars
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Moss Wood 2017 Amy’s – James Halliday, The Wine Companion

Cabernet sauvignon, merlot, malbec and petit verdot grown on the Glenmore Vineyard, fermented, matured and bottled at Moss Wood. The excellent crimson-purple colour introduces a juicy and seductive array of red and black fruits held close by ripe tannins and integrated French oak. A pleasure to drink.

95 Points

Rating: Stars
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