Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret 2018

Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret 2018

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A bright, fragrant and aloof style of cabernet sauvignon that has plenty of lively and vibrant fruit in the mix, behind cedary oak and a gentle layer of leaves and brick dust. The fruit is in the Wilyabrup spectrum of red berries and cassis. The palate has smooth, fabric-like tannins on offer with an evenly formed, graceful and slow-building ascent through to the finish. Very nicely framed up, well balanced and a gently fleshy release through the finish. Drink in 2019.

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Source: jamessuckling.com. Issue Date: February 5, 2015 (JS-96)

A bright, fragrant and aloof style of cabernet sauvignon that has plenty of lively and vibrant fruit in the mix, behind cedary oak and a gentle layer of leaves and brick dust. The fruit is in the Wilyabrup spectrum of red berries and cassis. The palate has smooth, fabric-like tannins on offer with an evenly formed, graceful and slow-building ascent through to the finish. Very nicely framed up, well balanced and a gently fleshy release through the finish. Drink in 2019.

Source: January 2020 Week 2, The Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 10th Jan 2020 (RP-94-96)

Minty notes accent mixed red and blackberries on the nose of the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon. Intense cassis and raspberry flavors dominate this medium to full-bodied red, framed by ample but ripe, silky tannins and crisp acids. With its intensity and length, it seems sure to age well for up to two decades.
Drink Date: 2021 - 2040

Source: Winemaker,

TASTING NOTES
COLOUR AND CONDITION
Youthful, dense ruby hue; bright condition.

NOSE
This is one of the more ethereal Cabernet Sauvignons we have released. It combines both freshness, with the attendant perfumes of raspberries, roses and violets, and ripeness, featuring classic blueberry and red currant aromas, all courtesy of the terrific growing season. Behind these are the typical varietal complexities produced by long-term barrel age including tar, wax, cedar, chocolate, mixed spices and tobacco. They all combine to give a volume seen only in the great years.

PALATE
Expectations are high after such a promising nose and the same impact is immediately evident. A series of flavours flow across the palate, including blueberry, cranberry, red currant and liquorice, almost taking us back to the future with memories of the opulence of 1976, combined with the complexity of 2005. The structure is in the well-balanced Moss Wood mode, with full body, fresh acidity and soft tannins, with a touch of toasty oak, chocolate and cloves on the finish.

CELLARING
We enthusiastically recommend this wine for cellaring. It has the concentration and complexity to age gracefully for decades. However, there will be a dilemma to wrestle with in the short term because the fruit generosity and balance are such that it is very drinkable now. Our best advice is for those who are keen to cellar it and enjoy older wine, it should be kept for at least 10 years and by which time it will be showing some of its complex bottle bouquet and the structure will be starting to soften. However, full maturity is unlikely to be reached before 25 years of age and it should last for several decades beyond that.

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