Moss Wood 1983 Cabernet Sauvignon

Moss Wood 1983 Cabernet Sauvignon


Wine Facts

Harvested: 6/3/1983
Bottled: 13/9/1984
Released: 16/7/1985
Yield: 9.00 t/ha
Baume: 13.00
Alcohol: 13.50%
Vintage Rating: 8/10


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Tasting Notes

The nose has a great depth of fruit aroma combined with complex oak characters. The palate has rich Cabernet flavour, with fresh acidity and a firm tannin finish. In summary, the 1983 is the best Cabernet Sauvignon we have so far produced, with tremendous power of fruit and fine structure. It has, therefore, early drinking appeal, but is also an excellent cellaring prospect.

The 1983 Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon won best Western Australian wine in the The State Government Insurance Awards in 1984. An order of 10 dozen bottle for inclusion on the wine list at London’s prestigious Mirabelle Restaurant giving Moss Wood some important international recognition.

Vintage Notes

The 1983 vintage provided a warm, consistent growing season and the vines were able to carry the crop to a high level of ripeness, while maintaining good acidity. This has produced a wine with strong fruit characters, reminiscent of vintages like 1976 and 1977.

Cellaring Notes

This wine will benefit from five years cellaring during which time the tannins will soften and the palate will open out to reveal all of the complex characters that the bouquet at present reveals.