Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

"Bright deep crimson in colour and highly complex clearly showing the cooler vintage thanks to a cedary, leafy lift, with red and blackcurrant fruits sitting just behind. Great poise and elegance on the palate with bright, radiant fruits, certainly more mid weight in style than usual fleshed out by violet and crunchy red currant flavours.

Already delicious to drink, tannins are supple with excellent persistence and length which show the wines class if in a more lightly framed and earlier drinking style. An old school Moss Wood claret that whispers rather than shouts." – Angus Hughson, Points: 94 Wine Pilot.

$139.99 each

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Somewhere between 10 and 15 years should see some softening of the tannins and the development of the tar and cedar characters. However, full maturity will require at least 25 years cellaring.


Immediate impression is of ripe blue and black fruits combining blueberry, black currant, liqueur cherries and red currant and just a touch of violet-like floral and musk notes. There are also complex, earthy notes of olive, licorice, leather, pencil shavings and nutmeg-like spice plus a soft oak background of light tarry, toastiness. The concentration is such it has a distinctive inky note, something that was a big part of the 1979 vintage.


Dark fruits are also strong on the palate where there are concentrated black currant, blueberry, licorice flavours, or perhaps plum pudding and probably a result of the tiny morsel of Petit Verdot, combine with a full body to balance a firm acidity and tannin. The finish combines a both soft toasty oak and Cabernet’s classic, tar and cedar notes.

Varietal Composition:

Cabernet Sauvignon 96%, Cabernet Franc 2%, Petit Verdot 2%.
Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
$139.99 each