Moss Wood 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon – Chris Shanahan – www.chrisshanahan.com
This is another Australian blue chip and it’s in glorious form. It’s a perfectly ripe expression of cabernet without any of the leafy green notes that sometimes take the edge off otherwise top wines. But it’s more than cabernet. The combination of great fruit, skilled winemaking and maturation in high-quality oak produced a wine that’s vibrant and fruity at the core but with another flavour and aroma dimension as well. It has a teasing core of pure cabernet in a beautifully elegant structure.