A low cropping years for Moss Wood and the result is an outstanding example of the Moss Wood style that will rank among its best releases. Brilliant deep colour with a seductive aroma of red currant and violets with deeper mulberry nuances liberally spiced. The palate is dark and dense but with typical Moss Wood softness and generosity. Ripe tannins and rich fruit concentration. Don’t touch it for 10 years.
All guns blazing with the blockbuster 2009 vintage. This has a sense of thorough ripeness and is dripping with promise _ still very young. Plenty of cedary oak, rich, dark and brambly berry fruit aromas, dark chocolate and rich plum essence here, graphite too. The palate is full of plump, fleshy texture and slippery tannins unfurl effortlessly, delivering nutty flavours amid dark cherry and plum fruits. Toasty oak off the back palate; a grand wine in the making.
Vintage 2013 - Hand-picked, destemmed to open fermenters with cultured yeast, 7 days fermentation and 7 days post-ferment maceration, matured for 28 months in French barriques (30% new). A powerful, full-bodied cabernet that still manages to achieve finesse thanks to the perfect balance of fruit, oak and tannins. An autocratic portrait of cabernet, and of photographic reality.