2010 Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon
Margaret River, Western Australia

What an amazing wine and so delicious! You can just taste the future and it will be even more beautiful. Dark fruits, earth, mushrooms maybe, and wonderfully balanced tannins. Definitely buy one to try and one to behold in ten or fifteen years.

95+ WA; 96 JH; 93 ST

2010 Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon


as part of a mixed case.

Sorry, sold out. ETA pending.

Winemaker's Notes
"This shows all the classic Moss Wood features associated with our very finest years. The fruit flavours of red currant and mulberry provide an initial rich, sweet front and mid-palate. The acidity provides good lift and makes the flavours bright. Tannin impact is very evident but not because the wine is firm. Rather, the phenolics are concentrated and build the mouthfeel without affecting the texture, such that the wine is smooth and long. On the finish the oak provides toasty and coffee bean flavours and some tannin for gentle grip."

Technical Notes
"This is a delicious wine drunk now and could prove very hard to resist. However, we strongly recommend it for cellaring and believe it will continue to improve with age for at least the next 25 years. For those who are concerned this is worryingly distant, please be reassured that it will soften and improve over the next 7 years, so by the age of 10 it will have developed a complex bottle bouquet. We compare this wine to the 2001 which is just going through this age and while it predominantly retains its youthful fruit characters, it is beginning to give glimpses of its mature characters."
Wine Advocate
"95+ pts ... Deep garnet-colored with a hint of purple, the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon presents pronounced cassis, warm blackberry and spiced plum aromas with hints of dried mint, lavender, violets, cigar boxes and Chinese five spice. Medium to full-bodied with great poise and expression even at this primary, youthful stage, it has a firm level of fine-grained tannins and a lively backbone of acid through the finish with great length and depth. Approachable now, it should drink best 2015 to 2024+."

James Halliday
"96 pts ... Deep crimson-purple; the fragrant bouquet sets the scene for the cascade of blackcurrant, redcurrant and cedary oak (over 30 months in barriques), supple tannins providing the framework for long-term cellaring. Drink through 2035."

Stephen Tanzer
"93 pts ... Bright purple. Smoky, oak-spiced aromas of cherry, cassis, pipe tobacco and potpourri. Ripe and seamless in texture, offering palate-staining dark berry, bitter cherry and rose pastille flavors that show impressive clarity and power. Rich and suave. Fine-grained tannins give shape to the very long finish, with its lasting notes of candied flowers and blueberry."

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