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.
Vibrant crimson-purple; if you are searching for a merlot that has bell-clear varietal character and is a joy to drink, go no further: this is it. It is sheer perfection, its red fruits dripping from a trellis line of fine tannins and controlled French oak. The best Australian merlot I've tasted. Drink to: 2030; Price: $66.00; Alcohol: 13.5%; Rating: 98 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday Wine Companion
Serious merlot out of Margaret River. It's firm. It's solid. It's substantial. This is merlot for the cellar; there's nothing chummy-yummy drink-now about it. It tastes of blackcurrant, cedarwood, bay leaves and chocolate, the tannin then gravely and studded with peppercorns. Length, it has plenty. Fruit, same. And tannin, wow, this is spread with the good stuff. It's a wine for the long haul. Alcohol: 13.5%; Price: $65; Closure: Screwcap; Drink: 2022-2035; Rated: 95 Points; Campbell Mattinson; The Wine Front
A blend of merlot and cabernet franc. Elegant, juicy wine with dark berry fruit, mixed spice, cedar, savoury, leather and wood polish flavours. A backbone of ripe tannins offer support and promise cellaring potential, although the wine can certainly be enjoyed now. Drink: 2019 to 2026; Price: $65.00; Alcohol: 13.5%; Rating: 96 Points; Bob Campbell MW; The Real Review
The 2016 Moss Wood Ribbon Vale Merlot includes a dash of cabernet franc. I often find Australian merlot a little lacklustre, but this wine is certainly an exception. It's a deliciously juicy red that is deceptively drinkable now but promises to deliver even more complexity with bottle age. Rating: 96 Points; Bob Campbell MW; New & Newsworthy
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