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Moss Wood 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon – Jancis Robinson, jancisrobinson.com

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Moss Wood 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon – Jancis Robinson, jancisrobinson.com

Points: 18
Rating: Stars

I had the great pleasure of participating in a tasting at Vasse Felix in Margaret River last month designed to celebrate the region’s half-century. Vasse Felix’s winemaker Virginia Willcock, Australian wine writer James Halliday, honorary Australian and fine-wine specialist Andrew Caillard MW and I led the tasting attended by leading local winemakers and commentators from all over the world. (Dec 4th, 2017)

Moss Wood 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon

Bright crimson with a pale rim. A very delicate touch – some ‘mineral’ notes and lots of lift. Is this due to the Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc? I actually wondered about Merlot but perhaps only because the label reminds me of Pichon Lalande! Very smooth, well-worked tannins. Hint of saltiness on the end. Much more approachable than the Cullen Diana Madeline 2004. Drink 2010-2027

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