Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon is one of Australia's most collected and revered wines. A stalwart of the Margaret River, Bill Pannell's establishment of Moss Wood in 1969 is one of the foundation estate of the region alongside Vasse Felix & Cullen.

A blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot with maturation taking place in French oak of which 17% was new. Consistent complex, balanced wines of excellent depth of flavour & considerable length. Skilful blending of only the highest quality fruit. Fine French oak barriques.

Pulsating with sweet fruits and velvety mouthfeel, it only takes a split second for this wine to establish its greatness in the pantheon of cabernet sauvignons grown around the world. The unusual decision to include 7% petit verdot picked at 15.2˚ baume (cropped more heavily than the cabernet and picked over a week later) doubtless played its part, but its synergy with the cabernet (and a soupçon of 3% cabernet franc) must have given much pleasure and justified pride. Nature being what it is, the cabernet sauvignon yield was 40% down at 4.5t/ha. All in all, though, this is a cabernet to melt a pinot noir addict's heart. Drink by 2050. - 98pts James Halliday, Wine Companion

  • Producer
    • Moss Wood
  • Region
    • Margaret River WA
  • Variety
    • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Vintage
    • 2020