2011 Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon

imageIncludes splashes of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Good but perhaps overly predictable for the money…or at least for my money.

Sweet, concentrated cassis with gum leaf and a ripple of raspberry. Fleshy Cabernet stuffed with ripe fruit flavour and coated in swathes of creamy, malted oak. Choc-vanilla. Flows well but offers no surprises or intrigue. Tannin is tightly knit and the finish is extensive. Some dark pouch tobacco to close – White Ox even, which always reminds me of rehabs or prisons. 92

Region: Margaret River
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $100
Tasted: June 2014


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2 Responses to 2011 Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon

  1. Geoff Garratt says:

    Ha, ha. You are very open about your exposure to rehabs and prisons, Jeremy. Good on you! I think that particular tobacco has got a bit of a following in those establishments because of its high nicotine content(smokers can go longer between hits as a result).
    I was tickled by a comment in the tasting note of this wine in the Moss Wood mailout :
    “….We also strongly recommend it for cellaring for at least 15 years, by which time the tannins will have softened a little and there will be some evidence of bottle bouquet”.
    I would bloody well hope so after hanging in for that long!

  2. You can learn a lot visiting rehabs and prisons Geoff :) Interesting comments from Moss Wood. I have no reason to think it won’t age but I didn’t find it that closed as a young wine.

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