Moss Wood 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon – Matthew Jukes, 100 Best Australian Wines 2018/2019
The word that best sums up 2015 Moss Wood Cabernet is ‘suave’. This is an exceptionally beautiful wine with less exuberance and fruit intensity than the thrilling 2014 but, perhaps, more in the way of fine detail and restraint. Made from 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot and only utilising 14% new French oak, this is a work of art and it is relatively easy to appreciate its charms already. What will dumfound collectors is that I believe that this wine will age for twenty-five or thirty years with ease. The reason for this is the calibre of the skin tannins which are the single element which has turned this very good wine into a truly great creation. 2015 is an insanely good vintage in Margaret River and when these legendary vintages come along I expect the top estates to perform at their peak. Moss Wood has done exactly this. Buy all you can.