2013 Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River, Western Australia

2013 Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River, Western Australia

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2013 Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River, Western Australia

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Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon expresses blackcurrants, black cherries and pencil lead notes on the nose, with cedar, rust, loam and tree bark suggestions. The palate has lovely, ripe, grainy tannins that are firm leading to a taut structure with great tension. It finishes long with a bay leaf lift.
Lisa Perrotti-Brown - 04/03/2016

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Moss Wood

Moss Wood

Moss Wood is one of one of Margaret River’s founding estates. It was established back in 1969  in Wilyabrup on the Western Coastand.  Since the late 1970s and early 1980s has been looked after by Keith and Clare Mugford whose care and devotion to the vineyard is reflected in the exceptional quality of their wines. 

Their Cabernet Sauvignon has become one of the most sought-after wines in Australia and their full range is recognised year on year for consistency of quality and longevity. Moss Wood also produces a beautiful old vine Semillon from vines planted in 1973.

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Margaret River

Margaret River

Located on the most south-westerly point of Australia, three hours’ drive south of Perth, the Margaret River region sprang to life during the 1960s and 1970s as a result of Professor Harold Olmo’s and Dr John Gladstone’s research into the region’s viticultural potential. Consequently Vasse Felix was planted in 1967, Moss Wood in 1970 and Cullen in 1971. Since then the plantings have grown exponentially, while the number of wineries has increased six-fold. This explosion of wineries has perhaps been to the detriment of the wine quality.

Bounded to the west by the Indian Ocean and the 90km Cape Naturaliste to Cape Leeuwin promontory, the region enjoys a benign if damp maritime climate in which the vines rarely shut down, causing disrupted flowering (exacerbated by strong, westerly sea winds). Over the growing season it’s 16 percent hotter than in Coonawarra and 7% than the Médoc.

The Cape ridge is made up of lateritic clay topsoils over weathered granite and gneiss, giving fruit with a relatively high pH. Cabernet Sauvignon is the most fancied variety,producing a lush, early drinking style, followed by Shiraz, Chardonnay and Sémillon.

Recommended Producers: Cullen, McHenry Hohnen Vintners, Moss Wood, Cape Mentelle and Voyager Estate.

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Cab.Sauvignon

Cab.Sauvignon

The most famous red wine grape in the world and one of the most widely planted.

It is adaptable to a wide range of soils, although it performs particularly well on well-drained, low-fertile soils. It has small, dusty, black-blue berries with thick skins that produce deeply coloured, full-bodied wines with notable tannins. Its spiritual home is the Médoc and Graves regions of Bordeaux where it thrives on the well-drained gravel-rich soils producing tannic wines with piercing blackcurrant fruits that develop complex cedarwood and cigar box nuances when fully mature.

The grape is widely planted in California where Cabernet Sauvignon based wines are distinguished by their rich mixture of cassis, mint, eucalyptus and vanilla oak. It is planted across Australia and with particular success in Coonawarra where it is suited to the famed Terra Rossa soil. In Italy barrique aged Cabernet Sauvignon is a key component in Super Tuscans such as Tignanello and Sassicaia, either on its own or as part of a blend with Sangiovese.

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Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon expresses blackcurrants, black cherries and pencil lead notes on the nose, with cedar, rust, loam and tree bark suggestions. The palate has lovely, ripe, grainy tannins that are firm leading to a taut structure with great tension. It finishes long with a bay leaf lift.
Lisa Perrotti-Brown - 04/03/2016 Read more