Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon, Wilyabrup, Margaret River, Western Australia, 2015
95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot with 24 months’ wood aging.
"The word that best sums up 2015 Moss Wood Cabernet is ‘suave’. This is an exceptionally beautiful wine with less exuberance and fruit intensity than the thrilling 2014 but, perhaps, more in the way of fine detail and restraint. Made from 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot and only utilising 14% new French oak, this is a work of art and it is relatively easy to appreciate its charms already. What will dumfound collectors is that I believe that this wine will age for twenty-five or thirty years with ease. The reason for this is the calibre of the skin tannins which are the single element which has turned this very good wine into a truly great creation. 2015 is an insanely good vintage in Margaret River and when these legendary vintages come along I expect the top estates to perform at their peak. Moss Wood has done exactly this. Buy all you can." Matthew Jukes
"An impressive follow-up to the outstanding 2014. This is slightly less opulent and lower in alcohol. Yet it retains the plush fruit density of the estate with that effortless elegance on the palate. Grainy tannins with a slightly sinewy feel. Less perfumed and showing more varietal graphite than some previous vintages. A wonderful statement of cabernet at its best. It will handle very long cellaring." 98/100 Ray Jordan, The West Australian