Moss Wood Ribbon Vale 2013 Merlot – Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
I noted, with some interest (…), a comment from James Halliday – “If there’s a better merlot in Australia, please get its maker to send a bottle for tasting.” and 97 points. Move over Petrus.
A very nice wine it is too. Red berries, a little minted vanilla cream, tobacco and earth, some spice and cedar oak. Medium bodied, red fruit and plum, almost a honeycomb or praline flavour, bright acidity and grainy tannin, and a finish that pushes through, and closes with grip and freshness of red fruits. Excellent.