Moss Wood Ribbon Vale 2014 Merlot – Jane Faulkner – James Halliday, The Wine Companion

Points: 95
Rating: 5 Stars

Don’t rush this: it needs a few more years to come around. It’s sturdily built for ageing although the fragrance entices now, brimming with red and black currants, black olives and rosemary. The palate is dominated by oak and significant tannins hence leaving it for the time being. The 11% cabernet franc just adds the X-factor.