Moss Wood Ribbon Vale 2019 Merlot – Andrew Caillard, Wine Pilot.com – The Vintage Journal
Medium deep crimson. Attractive musky dark plum aromas with hazelnut, praline notes. Generous, minerally and vigorous with saturated dark plum, mulberry, hazelnut, vanilla flavours, fine chalky al dente textures and long fresh integrated mineral acidity. Not powerful but graceful with lovely fruit complexity and vinosity. A cedary/ chalky tannin plume at the finish with seductive plummy, cassis fruits. A lovely medium bodied claret style which will build up complexity and richness with age. Drink 2023 – 2035 93% Merlot 7% Cabernet Franc.