Moss Wood 2017 Amy’s – Matthew Jukes, 100 Best Australian Wines 2018/2019
Moss Wood 2017 Amy’s is more precocious than usual and it seems to have realised that it is being released at the same time as the 2015 Estate Cabernet and so it has to distract you from opening any bottles of the Grand Vin by being more come hither than of late. Instead of being a mini-Moss Wood with the accompanying tannin and grunt, Amy’s carries out the job of being a rousing support band, knocking out crowd-pleasing, forward-drinking flavours. It effortlessly imprints the Moss Wood brand on your wine brain such that, one day, when you find yourself confronted with a list of mature MR Cabs, the chances are Amy’s will be there, at the back of your brain, urging you to buy a smart bottle of its portfolio partner. It is the ultimate vinous teamwork working in perfect harmony.