Moss Wood 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon – John Lewis – The Newcastle Herald

Rating: Stars

Unlike most other Australia winegrowing regions and like the Hunter Valley, Margaret River had a great 2011 red wine vintage. That shines through in this beguiling 13.5 per cent alcohol blend of 91 per cent cabernet sauvignon, 6 per cent petit verdot and 3 per cent cabernet franc. The wine is deep purple and has berry pastille and herbal scents. Vibrant cassis flavour zings onto the front of the palate and maraschino cherry, dark chocolate, anise and minty fruit characters integrate with spicy oak on the middle palate. Persistent berry fruit and chalky tannin combine at the finish. Buy it in fine wine stores or on DRINK WITH: pomegranate-glazed duckling with potato galette AGEING: 15 years