Merlot 14 horiz

Moss Wood Ribbon Vale 2014 Merlot – Huon Hooke, goodfood.com.au

Points: 94
Rating: Stars

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The colour is deep and there are blackberry and dark-olive aromas with a pati­na of toasty oak, while the palate is medium-full bodied with good intensity of red and blue fruits, spices and the barest herbal note. Good richness and fleshy extract. It really satisfies. It’s not in retail just yet, but the 2013 is also very good.

Ageing? Drink now to 12 years. Food idea Thin grilled wagyu steak with soy sauce and wasabi.