MW 14 Cabernet CS

Moss Wood 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon – Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

Points: 94
Rating: Stars

My favourite vintages of Moss Wood Cabernet since 1996, are 2001, 2005, and 2012: I think this is also right up there.

Boysenberry, blackberry, violets, fennel seed, and that earthy/ferrous thing that Moss Wood often shows. Oak feels pared back and adds a layer of cedar and toast. Medium to full bodied, earthy and savoury, with some new leather too, along with black fruits, mint and spicy toasted oak. Tannin is ripe and sure, acidity fresh and well settled, and the finish shows glimmers of red fruit in with the black, with fleshy tannin shaping and extending the finish. It’s a very strong release from Moss Wood, beautifully balanced, and it feels particularly age-worthy too. Yep.

94+ points