Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Wine Review

This wine review is of Moss Wood’s 2017 cabernet sauvignon. It is an outstanding wine and, in 2017, a blend of 88% cabernet sauvignon, 8% petit verdot and 4% cabernet franc. Its aroma is an appealing expression of blackcurrant and (expensive) cedar. On aroma I would have anticipated a higher portion of new oak, perhaps 30 or 40%. It is actually 15%, but the wine spent a long 31 months ageing in barrels. The palate is dry and between medium and full bodied and has fine grained tannins (more medium than high) that increase their grip with time in the glass. The finish is elegant, balanced and long (30 seconds plus). Despite its youth, this Moss Wood is already drinking very well now. It should improve with a further 4 to 5 years in the cellar and then have a further decade as its best drinking window. Rating: Outstanding. Website: Producer; Vivino; Wine-Searcher. Reviewed: July 2021.





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