Moss Wood is a family owned wine company and a pioneer of the Margaret River region. With a dedication to making hand-made wines that cellar gracefully, Moss Wood has for decades, won acclaim as a prestige producer and continues to do so. Planted in 1969 with its first vintage in 1973, Moss Wood is located in the sub-region of Wilyabrup. The Moss Wood name is synonymous with uncompromising quality; their relentless and constant goal is to produce the perfect fruit and flawless great wine.
Serious cabernet sauvignon with intense cassis, dried berry, cedar, spice, liquorice and new leather flavours. A firm backbone of ripe tannins suggests good cellaring potential. Slightly closed right now but showing plenty of promise. Rating: 95 Points; Bob Campbell
Deep red/purple colour, with a lightly toasty bouquet featuring some smoky oak, quickly giving way to violet and blackberry aromas with a sprinkling of dried herbs; the palate intense and fresh, clean and lively, with brilliant depth of dark and red berry fruit flavours. The acidity is refreshing on the finish and the tannins are firm and upright. This seems to be a more elegant style of Moss Wood, but still concentrated, and a long-term keeper. This is a great Moss Wood cabernet. Drink: 2018 to 2040; Price: $128.00; Alcohol: 14%; Rating: 98 Points; Huon Hooke; The Real Review
Another exceptional cabernet sauvignon from this wonderful vineyard. An impressive follow-up to the outstanding 2014. This is slightly less opulent and lower in alcohol. Yet it retains the plush fruit density of the estate with that effortless elegance on the palate. Grainy tannins with slightly sinewy feel. Less perfumed and showing more varietal graphite than some previous vintages. A wonderful statement of cabernet at its best. It will handle very long cellaring. Best Drinking: 2020-2045; Alcohol: 14%; Rating: 98 Points; Ray Jordan
The word that best sums up 2015 Moss Wood Cabernet is ‘suave’. This is an exceptionally beautiful wine with less exuberance and fruit intensity than the thrilling 2014 but, perhaps, more in the way of fine detail and restraint. Made from 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot and only utilising 14% new French oak, this is a work of art and it is relatively easy to appreciate its charms already. What will dumfound collectors is that I believe that this wine will age for twenty-five or thirty years with ease. The reason for this is the calibre of the skin tannins which are the single element which has turned this very good wine into a truly great creation. 2015 is an insanely good vintage in Margaret River and when these legendary vintages come along I expect the top estates to perform at their peak. Moss Wood has done exactly this. Buy all you can. Matthew Jukes, 100 Best Australian Wines 2018
The bouquet shows the first signs of development via nuances of spice and earth. The palate is still bracing and fresh, cassis and redcurrant on the same page. These different personas are simply an intermediate stage before the wine moves on to a lingering plateau measured in decades not years. Drink by: 2045; Price: $128.00; Date Tasted: Jul 2018; Alcohol: 14%; Rating: 97 Points; Top 100 Wines for 2018; James Halliday Wine Companion
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