Moss Wood 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon 750mL (SOLD OUT)

Moss Wood 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon 750mL (SOLD OUT)

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TASTING NOTES

 Colour and condition:

Deep brick red, in bright condition.

Nose:

A classic Cabernet combination of blueberries, violets, blackberries with tar and cedar notes. The musky, black fruit note also suggests the higher percentage of Petit Verdot this year. There’s also pencil shavings and pomegranate and a very light toasty oak.

Palate:

In the traditional Moss Wood style, the first impression here is one of bright, generous blue and black fruit flavours, sitting over concentrated but balanced tannin. It’s the classic vineyard statement. However, there are also some pointers to the 2017 season, with crisp acidity, giving the palate a taut, almost zippy feel. The finish is firm, with a very light touch of toasty oak, mixing with cedar and tar.

Cellaring:

Apparently, Mark Twain once said history never repeats itself but it often rhymes and we reckon grape growing seasons are a classic example. Moss Wood followers will know we’re fond of reminiscing about vintages past and how they compare with current releases and yes, it’s a useful way to give perspective on wine style and cellaring potential. With the 2017 we turn immediately to the 1990 because these two share some remarkable similarities. Both were mild growing seasons with plenty of rain and in March, not only were the dates similar but also the amounts. It resulted in similar ripeness, 13.0 Baume in 2017 compared with 12.8 in 1990, and harvest with the former picked on 10th April and the latter on the 12th. Most importantly, this means we have great expectations of the 2017 because its older sibling remains one of Moss Wood’s finest that continues to drink well 30 years later. At present, the wine is showing vibrant fruit aromas so it’s an appealing youngster and can certainly be enjoyed now. However, the underlying structure is firm and will support long term aging, just as it did for the 1990. Over the next decade it should begin to soften but it will take until at least 20 years of age before it reaches full maturity.

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MOSS WOOD CABERNET SAUVIGNON REVIEWS

Moss Wood 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon – John Lewis, Newcastle Herald

April 8, 2021

A SIX-STAR CABERNET This scrumptious Moss Wood 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon glows deep purple in the glass and brings forth berry pastille and forest floor scents, plush blackcurrant flavour on the front-palate and middle palate mulberry, Morello cherry, peppermint chocolate and vanillin oak. Spearminty tannins play at the finish.   Blue ribbon cabernet . . .…

Moss Wood 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon – Ray Jordan, The West Australian

April 7, 2021

BEST JUST GOT BETTER This is getting just ridiculous. From the time the heavyweights of WA wine started to reveal their wines from the 2018 vintage, it has been a cavalcade of one great wine after another. . . . Now, I have another problem, albeit it a good one. Moss Wood have just released…

Moss Wood 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon – Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

April 1, 2021

Can a cabernet be any finer, better structured and more engaging? This gloriously composed wine shows crème de cassis, spicy oak, subtle cigar, game and rich floral aromas on the nose, leading to an immensely concentrated palate offering exceptional depth and drive. Offering waves of refined texture and delicious flavours, classically structured by loads of…

Moss Wood 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon – Edward Agg, Wine Searcher

March 12, 2021

Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon 2018. A wine of profound greatness in the form of absolute completeness. ⁠ The nose erupts with a core of deep cassis and black liquorice, blueberry and violet highs beautifully balanced by deep savoury notes of bay, dried black olive, peppermint, and leather. The palate’s all out next level as layers…

Moss Wood 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon – Mike Frost, Frost on the Vine

March 12, 2021

Classic tale: An Australian legend The latest vintage of this top-flight Margaret River red is one of their best. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, petit verdot and cabernet franc, it shows lovely concentrated blackcurrant and mulberry fruit on the nose and long, complex palate with a touch of violets and restrained oak, finishing with long,…

Moss Wood 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon – Ken Gargett, Wine Pilot

March 8, 2021

The first boutique winery in Australia was Lake’s Folly in the Hunter Valley. Naturally, its wines quickly became ‘must-have’s’ for those few early wine-obsessed drinkers, who helped drive the transformation in the industry from ‘fortified dominant’ and ‘big producers only’ to what we enjoy today. There were others. Stuart Anderson’s Balgownie Estate was a winery…

Moss Wood 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon – Fergal Gleeson, The Great Wine Blog

March 5, 2021

Moss Wood make some of Australia’s greatest Cabernet. For context, Moss Wood Cabernet is one of just 5 Cabernet or Cabernet blends on Langtons fine wine ‘Exceptional’ list which is based on price and demand at auction. The others are Penfolds Bin 707, Wynns Coonawarra John Riddoch, Cullen wines Diana Madeline and Mount Mary vineyard…

Moss Wood 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon – Marc Malouf, Wine Worth Writing About

February 22, 2021

Sometimes, a wine delivers something so great that it redefines your own definition of the word great itself. This is one of those times. A beautiful purple ruby with a touch of blue and a powerfully perfumed nose that floods the room. Proud aromas of violets, black fruits, blueberry and dried fig are decorated by…

Moss Wood 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon – Angus Hughson, Wine Pilot

February 22, 2021

Moss Wood have punted for 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc in this Margaret River icon from the 2018 vintage, which the Mugfords claim as one of the best years ever. It is a big call, and there are plenty of winemakers around the country that pull out this line every…

Moss Wood 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon – Mike Bennie, The Wine Front

December 10, 2020

Ripe forest berries, a touch of vanilla, sweet spice scents. Fleshy and pulpy to taste, sweet berried, some vanilla cream, good tug of light tannin helping build shape around the thick juiciness. Warm, full-figured Cabernet done well here. Published June 2020