Moss Wood 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon – “Western Australia’s greatest vintage ever?” Nick Stock, JamesSuckling.com
Very attractive aromas of blue fruit, as well as red cherries and redcurrants with cedary, savory nuances, stones, flowers and woody spices. This is both pristine and full of interest. The palate has elegant style with a fine brand of elegant, long tannin and fresh red-berry flavo(u)rs. Up there with the finest releases, this is beautifully balanced and very drinkable already, though cellaring will bring further rewards.
Western Australia’s greatest vintage ever?
Australia is such a rugged, diverse and exciting part of the Australian wine landscape. I recently tasted almost 500 latest releases from across the state just ahead of the COVID-19 lockdown. I found a captivating refinement of the wines from the state’s vinous crown jewel, Margaret River, as well as a rise in quality in the bottle across the vast region of Great Southern.
The Western Australian wine scene continues to power along strongly, helped by the turbo-charged impact of the 2018 harvest, which delivered such impressive stylish and deep wines across much of the state. The 2018 vintage is one to celebrate and collect as wines come out on the market.
Published April 28, 2020