Moss Wood 2020 Amy’s

2020 Amy's 750ml_Label
Wine Facts
Median Harvest Date20/03/2020
Median Harvest Ripeness13.5° Baume
Blend72% Cabernet Sauvignon
10% Merlot
10% Malbec
8% Petit Verdot
Alcohol14.0%
Bottled05/11/2021

Wine Facts

Median Harvest Date
20/03/2020

Median Harvest Ripeness
13.7° Baume

Blend
72% Cabernet Sauvignon
10% Merlot
10% Malbec
8% Petit Verdot

Alcohol
14.0%

Bottling Date
05/11/2021

Moss Wood 2019 Amy’s – James Suckling, jamessuckling.com

Perfumed notes of wild raspberries, fresh plums, violets, lemon peel, black pepper, sage and star anise. Medium-bodied with bright acidity and silky tannins. Vibrant and savory with a delicious finish. Cabernet sauvignon, merlot, malbec and petit verdot. Drink now. Screw Cap.  

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Moss Wood 2019 Amy’s – Justin Keay, TheBuyer.net

Baby sister to Moss Wood’s iconic Cabernet, this has been dubbed “Australia’s best value red” and you can taste why immediately: dry, deep dark cassis, great wood integration and long palate persistence make this a steal (. . .). Published April 2021

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Moss Wood 2019 Amy’s – Bob Campbell, The Real Review

A blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, malbec and petit verdot. Deliciously intense red with juicy cassis, plum, blueberry flavours smothering spicy oak characters. Very approachable now but will become even more complex and interesting with bottle age. Published April 2021

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Moss Wood 2019 Amy’s – Huon Hooke, The Real Review

Deep purple/red colour, bright and vibrant, the aromas likewise vibrant and fresh with attractive blue and red fruits and a high-note of violets. Plenty of detail. The wine is elegant but full-bodied in the mouth, with very good concentration of bright fruit and dried herb flavours, backed up by firm, stylish tannins. The overall impression…

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Moss Wood 2018 Amy’s – Matthew Jukes, Daily Mail

Moss Wood is a pioneering estate and its flagship Cabernet is much collected. Amy’s is the forward-drinking version of the Cabernet and is spectacular in the 2018 vintage.   Published Dec 15th, 2020

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Moss Wood 2018 Amy’s – James Halliday, Wine Companion

Moss Wood’s Bordeaux blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, malbec and petit verdot. Deep but bright crimson-purple foretells what is to come: a rich yet refined medium-bodied wine, oak and tannins present but not the least obvious.   Published August 1st, 2020

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Moss Wood 2017 Amy’s – Tamlyn Currin, Jancis Robinson

Ripe, succulent nose that crackles with green pepper and green-peppercorn spice. Cab Sav dominates in an intensely blackcurranty and blackcurrant-bud way. Juicy and fragrant and very much of the bordeaux mould but with the sensuous sunlit roundness of New World – in a good way! Supple tannins. Generous without sacrificing elegance. Published 16 Apr 2020

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Moss Wood 2018 Amy’s – Ray Jordan, “Top 100 Reds” The West Australian

This is a blend of cabemet sauvignon merlot malbec and petit verdot from the Glenmore Vineyard just north of Yallingup. This a cracker and as good as any under this label. Seamless tannin, and oak integration with some exceptional powerful yet refined fruit.

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Moss Wood 2018 Amy’s – Nick Stock, JamesSuckling.com

An attractively fresh array of mulberry and red-plum aromas with a rose-like floral edge, too. The palate has a very supple, succulent core of fleshy, sleek tannins that carry bright raspberry and mulberry flavors fresh and long. Great balance and vibrancy here. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, malbec and petit verdot. Drink now. Screw…

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Moss Wood 2017 Amy’s – Christina Pickard, The Wine Enthusiast

This crimson-hued, Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated Bordeaux blend is an excellent and affordable intro to the wines of one of Margaret River’s founding wineries. It’s sappy and mineral, with brambly berries laced with herbs and graphite; charred meat and vanilla make an appearance, too. In the mouth, there’s a lovely juxtaposition between luscious texture and raspy, herbflecked…

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Moss Wood 2018 Amy’s – Bob Campbell, The Real Review

A blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, malbec and petit verdot. Elegant, supple red with plum, blackberry, sweet herbs, green olive, cedar and spicy oak flavours. A core of sweet fruit gives the wine accessibility, but it has the density and structure to age very well.   Published 4th April, 2020

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Moss Wood 2018 Amy’s – Huon Hooke, The Real Review

(Cabernet sauvignon, merlot, malbec, petit verdot) Deep, youthfully bright purple/red colour, with a lovely cassis, mulberry and blueberry aroma, the palate rich, essency and fruit-sweet, with stacks of glorious berry cabernet flavour. The tannins are soft and fine-grained, mild-mannered and the wine is already drinking superbly. Blueberry and violet overtones. Fruit drives the wine.  …

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Moss Wood 2017 Amy’s – Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate Robert Parker

Owner Keith Mugford says the 2017 Amy’s “is the closest we come to cheap Cabernet”. It’s 60% to 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, with the balance a blend of Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. It shows some noticeable herbal shadings and mouthwatering raspberry notes. Medium-bodied and loosely structured, it should be consumed over the next 4-5 years.…

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Moss Wood 2017 Amy’s – James Halliday, The Wine Companion

Cabernet sauvignon, merlot, malbec and petit verdot grown on the Glenmore Vineyard, fermented, matured and bottled at Moss Wood. The excellent crimson-purple colour introduces a juicy and seductive array of red and black fruits held close by ripe tannins and integrated French oak. A pleasure to drink.

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Moss Wood 2017 Amy’s – John Lewis, Newcastle Herald

What a delightful multi-faceted drop we have in this blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, malbec and petit verdot. It has 13.5 per cent alcohol, ruby hues and cassis and caramel aromas. Vibrant blackcurrant flavour zips in on the front palate and elements of ripe black cherries, spice, Turkish delight chocolate and savoury oak home in…

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Tasting Notes

Colour and condition:

Deep, brick red hue; bright condition.

Nose:

The aromatics in this wine are a pleasant mix of all of the varieties in the blend. Blueberries, violets and red currants from the Cabernet Sauvignon, red fruit and watermelon from the Malbec, dark berries and jubes from the Petit Verdot and blackcurrant and mulberry from the Merlot. Complex background notes of cedar, earth and tobacco are also apparent with very soft oak notes.

Palate:

The palate is characterized by the red and dark fruits with fantastic length and generosity. Concentrated black fruit flavours with firm but balanced tannin and acidity. There is plenty of appealing juiciness with lively fruit flavours of blackcurrant and mulberry.

CELLARING NOTES

We make the Amy’s in a style specifically intended for early drinking. Short term cellaring of around 5 years will reward with some further complex characters, however, we recommend that this wine is enjoyed for it’s attractive young fruit flavours.