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 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon – Andrew Caillard, Wine Pilot.com – The Vintage Journal

14/07/2022

Deep crimson. Classical blackcurrant, blackberry, cedar aromas with mocha, hint sage notes. Beautifully balanced and concentrated palate with fresh pure blackcurrent, blackberry, mulberry fruits, fine loose-knot grainy tannins and well integrated roasted almond, vanilla oak. Builds up cedar firm with an inky long plume. Let it develop for a few years at least. 96% cabernet…

Moss Wood 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon – Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

14/07/2022

Powerful, compact, brooding sort of style, but tight too, all black fruit, dark chocolate, a seasoning of bay leaf and baking spice, some floral notes peeping over the top. Tannin is earthy and dense, but smooth and layered, boysenberry and dark raspberry, firm acidity set neatly inside, and a tobacco and black olive savoury finish…

Moss Wood 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon – Cameron Douglas, www.camdouglasms.com

02/06/2022

A distinctive and enticing bouquet of dark red berries and vanilla, baked plum and clove, gun flint and violet, dark rose and fresh tobacco. Complex and youthful, vibrant and fruity. Lovely weight and mouthfeel with a core of dark red fruit flavours then almost immediately a tautness from tannins, acidity and oak. The package of…

Moss Wood 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon – Angus Hughson, Wine Pilot

05/05/2022

Bright deep crimson in colour and highly complex clearly showing the cooler vintage thanks to a cedary, leafy lift, with red and blackcurrant fruits sitting just behind. Great poise and elegance on the palate with bright, radiant fruits, certainly more mid weight in style than usual fleshed out by violet and crunchy red currant flavours.…

Moss Wood 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon – Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

05/05/2022

Gracefully powerful and exquisitely expressed, the wine shows blackcurrant, dark cherry, cedary oak, green olive and warm spice aromas on the nose. The concentrated palate delivers outstanding fruit purity and intensity, combined with finely textured mouthfeel and beautifully pitched grainy tannins, finishing with a great line and length. Impeccably detailed, precise and undeniably classy.  April…

Moss Wood 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon – Bob Campbell, The Real Review

27/04/2022

Fine-boned, linear cabernet sauvignon with dark berry, violet, dark chocolate, cedar, new leather and spicy oak flavours. It’s a perfectly-balanced wine with obvious cellaring potential. A complex wine with underlying power.  

Moss Wood 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon – Marc Malouf, Wine Worth Writing About

25/04/2022

Deep ruby with a purple hue and a tightly packed, but very expressive nose of rose buds, dark berries, raspberry leather, raspberry leaf, plum jam, dried bayleaf, fern and pencil shavings. High quality, yet restrained oak shows the class of this beauty. In the mouth it’s a pretty expression of Moss Wood Cabernet. Not as…

Moss Wood 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon – Edward Agg, The Cellar Post

25/04/2022

Very pretty and so very approachable. Very good drinking. Nose – Dark berries and blood plums, aromatic blood orange and raspberry with leather, bay leaf, and oak spice rounding out the fruit sweetness with ample savoury complexity. Very pretty for a Cabernet.  Palate – Fine, elegant, polished, silky. Blood plum, raspberry, dark cherry and a…

Moss Wood 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon – Fergal Gleeson, The Great Wine Blog

25/04/2022

  Cabernet is one of Australia’s greatest wines. If it doesn’t get your pulse racing- call your doctor! Moss Wood Cabernet is one of just 22 wines rated ‘Exceptional’ by Langtons Fine Wine based on demand, keeping company with Hill of Grace and Grange. It’s an Australian Grand Cru. As a single vineyard wine it…

Moss Wood 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon – Ray Jordan, The West Australian Wine Guide 2022

26/11/2021

As I suspected in anticipation, a great wine from a great vintage. This is as close to perfection as it gets from one of the great estates of Margaret River. Classical medium-weight in that understated Moss Wood way. Perfectly integrated oak  and fine chalky tannins for support. Leafy cabernet notes on the nose with a touch…