Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon
$110.50

Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon

Region
  • Australia
Style
  • Red Wine
Varietal
  • Merlot & Cabernet

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Ship to: Local Wellington Region (*) Up to 12 bottles $2.50
Ship to: Rest of New Zealand Up to 12 bottles $6.00
Ship to: Rural Deliveries Up to 12 bottles Add + $4.50
Ship to: Waiheke Island Up to 12 bottles Add + $12.00
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The colour is deep brick red and condition is bright. On the nose the wine displays the full range of Cabernet fruit aromas – blueberries, blackberries and red currants, plus lifted perfumes of violets and pomegranate. As pretty as these characters are, underneath there are layers of leather, cedar and tar reminiscent of years like 1975 and 1995, adding significant complexity.

The palate is similarly a rich expression of Cabernet Sauvignon, with the full array of ripe mulberries and cassis, giving rich fruit depth and length. The structure is very supple and sits underneath this generous fruit. The acidity gives the flavours vibrancy and the tannin is concentrated but rounded, so the effect is one of smoothness and length. The finish is soft oak, leather and tar.

“ALMOST PERFECT” – MOSS WOOD 2014 CABERNET SAUVIGNON, RAY JORDAN, WEST AUSTRALIAN
Points: 99
ALMOST PERFECT
This exquisite wine from Margaret River is as close to perfect as any Margaret River has produced – and it gets my highest-ever score.
Moss Wood’s Keith Mugford reckons that if he couldn’t make a good wine from the 2014 vintage he might as well give up.
Well, he and wife Clare sure have made a great wine – the best Moss Wood cabernet yet and a drop that I award my highest-ever score.

In what was a brilliant growing season, Mugford has created a near-perfect wine. He has captured all that is exceptional about Moss Wood cabernets: ethereal perfumes and refined palate profiles.
With the first sniff of the 2014, I was taken back to the 2001 and 2005, and the more distant 1975 – Moss Wood vintages that are among the greatest.
But this new release stands alone.

The wine follows the usual combination of predominantly cabernet sauvignon, with small amounts (4 per cent) of petit verdot and cabernet franc. Just 17 per cent of the French oak is new, showing that when you have great fruit sometimes less new oak is more.
And like most recent vintages, the slightly earlier picking dates have allowed Mugford to produce wines of slightly less alcohol, which contributes to the overall elegance and refinement.

So, my dilemma was: would I push my points to a score I have never given – a huge 99 out of 100.
I paced the room, arguing with myself. Eventually I said: “Stuff it, Jordan; be brave.” So, if you are at all serious about your cabernets, then this, even at $128 a bottle, is essential buying.

Winemaker Notes

The colour is deep brick red and condition is bright. On the nose the wine displays the full range of Cabernet fruit aromas – blueberries, blackberries and red currants, plus lifted perfumes of violets and pomegranate. As pretty as these characters are, underneath there are layers of leather, cedar and tar reminiscent of years like 1975 and 1995, adding significant complexity.

The palate is similarly a rich expression of Cabernet Sauvignon, with the full array of ripe mulberries and cassis, giving rich fruit depth and length. The structure is very supple and sits underneath this generous fruit. The acidity gives the flavours vibrancy and the tannin is concentrated but rounded, so the effect is one of smoothness and length. The finish is soft oak, leather and tar.

Reviews

“ALMOST PERFECT” – MOSS WOOD 2014 CABERNET SAUVIGNON, RAY JORDAN, WEST AUSTRALIAN
Points: 99
ALMOST PERFECT
This exquisite wine from Margaret River is as close to perfect as any Margaret River has produced – and it gets my highest-ever score.
Moss Wood’s Keith Mugford reckons that if he couldn’t make a good wine from the 2014 vintage he might as well give up.
Well, he and wife Clare sure have made a great wine – the best Moss Wood cabernet yet and a drop that I award my highest-ever score.

In what was a brilliant growing season, Mugford has created a near-perfect wine. He has captured all that is exceptional about Moss Wood cabernets: ethereal perfumes and refined palate profiles.
With the first sniff of the 2014, I was taken back to the 2001 and 2005, and the more distant 1975 – Moss Wood vintages that are among the greatest.
But this new release stands alone.

The wine follows the usual combination of predominantly cabernet sauvignon, with small amounts (4 per cent) of petit verdot and cabernet franc. Just 17 per cent of the French oak is new, showing that when you have great fruit sometimes less new oak is more.
And like most recent vintages, the slightly earlier picking dates have allowed Mugford to produce wines of slightly less alcohol, which contributes to the overall elegance and refinement.

So, my dilemma was: would I push my points to a score I have never given – a huge 99 out of 100.
I paced the room, arguing with myself. Eventually I said: “Stuff it, Jordan; be brave.” So, if you are at all serious about your cabernets, then this, even at $128 a bottle, is essential buying.