Amy's Cabernet Blend
Moss Wood winery is regarded as one of Margaret River's best!
Amy's 2020 Cabernet blend is a Bordeaux blend of 75/13/7/5% cabernet sauvignon/merlot/malbec/petit verdot.
Nose: There is good volume and lift, with an array of aromas expected from this blend, with all varieties making their presence felt. Cabernet Sauvignon dominates, so its berries and violets are clear, while Petit Verdot brings its dark berry and jubes, Merlot supporting with black currant and Malbec providing red fruit and some white pepper spice. The complex notes typical of a Cabernet blend fill out the background with cedar and tobacco and despite being aged in exclusively old barrels some soft oak as well.
Palate: As expected from the nose, the red and dark fruits dominate and fill the mouth, giving the wine tremendous length. They sit over a firm but balanced structure, with acidity that is lifted, ensuring the fruit flavours are lively, full body gives good density and mouthfeel and on the finish, the tannins provide an astringency that doesn’t disrupt, being smooth with no furry or bitter edges.
Halliday Wine Companion rating system
95-96 Outstanding. Wines of gold medal standard
75/13/7/5% cabernet sauvignon/merlot/malbec/petit verdot. Hand picked, matured for 14 months in seasoned French oak. The 2019 vintage in Margaret River was cool and wet, producing wines of concentrated, high aroma and vibrancy. This is all of that, with layers of nuance on the palate. It is very restrained and long; unfurling, petal by petal, rather than revealing itself all at once. Elegant and classy to the very end. A ripper. Buy it and cellar it with confidence, or drink its beauty tonight – both viable options.