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Moss Wood Cabernet 2017

Moss Wood Cabernet 2017


One of our favourite wines and wineries.  Moss Wood is an iconic winery that helped put Margaret river on the map.  This is their flagship wine and an absolutely stellar Cabernet with layers of complexity and character. The 2017 Vintage of Moss Wood's Cabernet is made up of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc. All told, this vintage spent 31 months maturing in French oak barrels (25% new) before being bottled.

750ml ml
Region:Australia > Margaret River
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Winery Tasting Note

Nose: A classic Cabernet combination of blueberries, violets, and blackberries with tar and cedar notes. The musky, black fruit note also suggests a higher percentage of Petit Verdot this year. There’s also pencil shavings and pomegranate and a very light toasty oak.

Palate: In the traditional Moss Wood style, the first impression here is one of bright, generous blue and black fruit flavours, sitting over concentrated but balanced tannin. It’s the classic vineyard statement. However, there are also some pointers to the 2017 season, with crisp acidity, giving the palate a taut, almost zippy feel. The finish is firm, with a very light touch of toasty oak, mixing with cedar and tar.

Moss Wood Writeup courtesy of Grant

Planted in 1969, Moss Wood is a founding estate of the Margaret River wine region of Western Australia. Grapes were first planted on the estate in 1969 and Keith Mugford took over the estate in 1985. To this day, Moss Wood is considered one of the best growers and winemakers in the wine region, which itself is considered one of the premier wine regions of Australia.

The Estate property was first planted with Cabernet Sauvignon followed by Semillion and Pinot Noir. The Ribbon Vale property was acquired in 2000 is planted with Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc vines.

Keith and his wife, Clare, have developed the vineyard and utilized their wine-making skill to consistently produce wines of great finesse and lasting capability.  

Kensington Wine Market is privileged to be one of the exclusive purveyors of Moss Wood wine for more than 15 years.

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