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Moss Wood 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon – Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

Rating: Stars

A cooler year in Margaret River. It’s a vintage I quite like.

It’s typical Moss Wood in style, which means powerful and ripe, if perhaps not the most vibrant of wines. Flavour profile runs to rum and raisin chocolate, black fruit, freshly sawn wood, roast beef and olives, submerged floral notes, and mint. Tannin is rich and deep, very savoury, pulls somewhat fresher on the finish with red cherry and a smattering of dried herb. Length is good, grainy tannin trailing. It’s pretty sullen as at now, but sure to unfurl with appropriate bottle age.

Published June 15th, 2020