Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River 2021


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Colour and condition:

Deep brick red hue; bright condition.


An intense array of primary fruit notes, including blueberries, raspberries, red currant, mulberry, plum and musk, as well as a touch of nutmeg, cinnamon and clove spices. Cabernet Sauvignon’s classic floral note of violets adds volume.  The complexities in the background include cedar, tobacco and tar, the “cigar box” combination, plus some light toasty oak.


The theme of the red and dark fruits continues, with black currant, cherry, blueberry, mulberry and dark jube flavours filling the mouth.  They sit over a medium to full body, with bright acidity and soft, well integrated, svelte, almost chocolate-like, tannin. The wine is long and finishes with cedar and toasty oak, with perhaps a touch of star anise.


Our recommendations for cellaring the Moss Wood 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon are very simple and in the classic tradition of this wine.  Given the nature of the season, it is very appealing now, with lifted fruit notes and soft round tannins and can certainly be enjoyed as a youngster.  However, it will repay long term cellaring and we suggest a minimum of 10 years, to allow it to develop some bottle bouquet.  For those who wish to see it at its peak, we recommend aging for at least 20 years.