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Moss Wood 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon – “Best of the Reds”, Newcastle Herald – John Lewis

Rating: 5 Stars

Moss Wood owners Keith and Clare Mugford rate this among the best cab savs they have made and I agree. It and the Katnook Estate 2010 Odyssey have a vibrancy and structure that make them the two cabernet sauvignon stars of this tasting. The Moss Wood is bright magenta, beguiles with scents of red currants and rose petals and has 14 per cent alcohol. Lovely cassis flavour sings on the front of the palate and mulberry, mint chocolate, cloves and herbal fruit characters chime in with cedary oak on the middle palate. Persistent berry fruit and dusty tannins harmonise at the finish. Buy it in fine wine stores or at mosswood.com.au.

DRINK WITH: Margaret River beef with bearnaise sauce and ragout of sauteed button mushrooms

AGEING: 12 years

RATING: 5.5/6