Moss Wood 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon – Cameron Douglas Master Sommelier,

Rating: Stars

Lots of Berry fruits in the bouquet with blackberry leading the charge flanked by blueberry and blackcurrant, dark cherry makes a show; non-fruit aromas include sweet tobacco, bitter chocolate and a gentle herbaceous quality – it is all Cabernet, but with the added advantage of 3 years in bottle as well showing off the harmony that is in development: on the palate – dry and moderately rich, masculine and full of toasty oak centered black fruits with a touch of Marmite, brown sugar and brown spices. Overall a satisfying example with both drink now and age-worthy attributes; medium acidity, medium plus plus body; medium plus tannins, balanced, well made and with a longish finish. 4.5 Stars