2021 Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon
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2021 Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon

Margaret River, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA
$139. 99
$1679.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 15 Years (2024-2039)
ABV: 14%
Closure: Stelvin

A blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot with maturation taking place in French oak of which 16% was new.
Deep dark red black colour with a dark red hue. Delightful red to black currant, mulberry and subtle violet scents flow from the glass with plenty of intensity trailed by vanillin cedar, delicate earthy tobacco and bay leaf notes. Rich red to black currant, red liquorice and mulberry fruits decorate the mid weighted palate and carry with them a silky feel. Exceptionally polished tannins are seamlessly integrated within the wines structure. Showing ample freshness, notions of red cherry, vanillin cedar, light tobacco and bay leaf lie underneath. A refined and understated Moss Wood, finishing long and powerful yet eloquent.
Drink over the next 10-15 years.
Alc. 14%

Other Reviews....
One of Australia’s great cabernets. This from a cooler season highlights and accentuates the typical bright red fruits and blue fruit mix, especially on the nose. It’s aromatic and perfumed with an African violet scent. The palate as always is so exquisitely balanced and refined. Since 1989 the cabernet has been augmented with the floral bright fruit of cabernet franc and the darker robust black fruits of petit verdot. The palate delivers with a gentle restraint yet there is power deep within. The chalky tannins define a long and focussed finish. A deceptive medium bodied wine that will cellar for many years.
98 points
Ray Jordan

Deep garnet red in the glass, very youthful, inky and opaque. Lovely lifted aromas of cassis, bramble, dried herbs, pencil shavings and nutty oak, wonderfully complex and incredibly evocative. Powerful on the palate, lashings of blackcurrant, mulberry, blackberry and cedar. This is quintessential Margaret River cabernet, not too heavy or angular, just the right amount of sinewy, shapely tannin working superbly with a very pure drive of fruit and delivering fabulous length. Destined for a long and glorious life.
97 Points
Aaron Brasher – The Real Review

Can a cabernet be any finer, better structured and more engaging?
This gloriously composed wine shows crème de cassis, spicy oak, subtle cigar, game and rich floral aromas on the nose, leading to an immensely concentrated palate offering exceptional depth and drive. Offering waves of refined texture and delicious flavours, classically structured by loads of fine tannins, finishing seductively long and gratifying. At its best: 2028 to 2058.
100 points
Sam Kim – Wine Orbit

The Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon is always one of Margaret River’s best and this latest release is no exception. From the sub-region of Wilyabrup, the blend is 95% Cabernet, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. Not the easiest vintage in the region, the team overcame any and all obstacles. Maturation was in 228 litre French oak barrels, 16% of which were new. Deep garnet, this is an immaculate and classic Margaret River Cabernet. Aromas weave through florals, cassis, soy, aniseed, blackfruits, beefstock and graphite. An elegant style, there is good energy here, with serious focus and an immaculate balance, as well as a lovely lingering finish. The palate sees more chocolate and cherry notes emerging. Silky tannins and very good length. Drink over the next ten to twenty years.
97 points
Ken Gargett - WinePilot.com