Moss Wood 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon – Marc Malouf, Wine Worth Writing About
Sometimes, a wine delivers something so great that it redefines your own definition of the word great itself. This is one of those times.
A beautiful purple ruby with a touch of blue and a powerfully perfumed nose that floods the room. Proud aromas of violets, black fruits, blueberry and dried fig are decorated by cocoa, licorice, dried olive, menthol, bay leaf and molasses. Earthy notes of venison, leather, charcoal, clay and graphite bring complexity to the fruit.
The palate is powerful and fulsome, finely layered and precise, exuding a confidence that comes only when the winemaking and vintage are at the highest level. Deeply fruity and seamlessly woven together with rich flavours that echo the nose, along with mocha, oregano and a drive of red berry acidity. Nicely integrated fine, firm tannins give great tension and a chew of texture that builds towards the tail that stretches over minutes, fading with symmetry and unison. What a triumph!
It’s everything you could possibly want from a Margaret River Cabernet, then some! An awesome release for team Moss Wood!! Yum, yum and yum.