Moss Wood Ribbon Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

This is a very even, edgeless expression of Margaret River cabernet sauvignon from Moss Wood’s Ribbon Vale vineyard. It has typical cabernet sauvignon aromas of blackcurrant and leaf.  The palate is medium to full bodied, the tannins are moderate and fine grained and the finish is graceful and smooth.  Refined smokey oak and pencils complete the... Continue Reading →

Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Wine Review

Moss Wood is probably the most consistent producer of benchmark Australian cabernet sauvignon. It is aided by both climate and producer intent. The Margaret River climate is similar to warm to hot vintage Bordeaux, and its style sees generally higher contributions from later ripening cabernet sauvignon. The Moss Wood blend in 2009 is 88% cabernet... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Leeuwin Estate Art Series Shiraz 2007

The Margaret River, best known for its cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay and semillon-sauvignon blanc blends, probably in that order, also produces a ripe shiraz style that ages well. This wine, a 2007 shiraz from Leeuwin Estate (best known for its chardonnay) has an aroma of plums. The palate is rich, full bodied and spicey, with ripe... Continue Reading →

Wills Domain Mystic Spring Sauvignon Blanc 2019

This is a sound and varietal sauvignon blanc from Wills Domain in the Margaret River under the Mystic Spring label. It has aromas of lemon and passionfruit. The palate is unoaked, fruity and medium bodied in style. Ready to drink now. Rating: Good. Abv: 11.9. Price: $25. Website: Source: Sample. Reviewed: January 2020.

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