Moss Wood 2009 Amy’s – #196 Aug 2011 – Lisa Perrotti Brown MW

Amy's 2009

Moss Wood 2009 Amy’s – #196 Aug 2011 – Lisa Perrotti Brown MW

Points: 91
Rating: Stars


A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Merlot, the 2009 Amy’s gives a very deep purple-black color and is profoundly scented of freshly crushed black currants and blackberries over violets, menthol, chocolate and cloves. Full bodied and richly fruited in the mouth, it has a great backbone of crisp acid and medium-high, finely grained tannins, finishing long with lingering pure berry and mint notes. Drinking now, it should cellar to 2019+.

Established in 1969 by Bill Pannell (who has since moved South to Pemberton to focus on Pinot Noir), Keith Mugford began making wines at Moss Wood in 1979 and together with his wife, Clare, purchased it outright in 1985. The property has over the years proved itself as one of the finest producers in Margaret River. The Mugford’s make a very, very good Chardonnay but it’s the Cabernet Sauvignon that is most outstanding in the best vintages. 2008 was a cracker of a Cabernet vintage for Moss Wood. The Amy’s blend (Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Merlot) is a well-made, expressive taste of this special turf offering incredible value – well worth squirreling a few bottles away.