Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2003 Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon drinks beautifully now, but has many years ahead of it (screw capped). It opens up with beautiful dark berry flavours and tastes in typical fashion of mulberry and blackberry. The wine is ripe, yet has a great structure. It is soft, but intense. In this way it straddles what many would regard as opposite characteristics. It has a silky mouthfeel and great length.

If you look for a mature Australian Cabernet, there is none better, I think. The Cullen would be a candidate, but often does not have the fruit intensity which carries the Moss Wood into the 2nd and 3rd decade. No Coonawarra wine comes close, in my view.

Score: 96/+++

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