Moss Wood Ribbon Vale 2014 Merlot – Fergal Gleeson, The Great Wine blog
Moss Wood make a powerful, concentrated and spicy merlot. It has proper grippy tannins. I recently tasted a wide range of Grand Cru Bordeaux in Sydney. This Merlot would fit comfortably into that company. Interestingly Clare Mugford, joint owner and winemaker was telling me that Moss Wood sell more of their Merlot in Asia and Europe than in Australia. A prophet unappreciated in his own land? Yes. This is the equal of their cabernets for which they are better known. Might well be Australia’s finest merlot.