Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon 12pk 2019 (Allocation Only)

Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon 12pk 2019 (Allocation Only)

Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon 12pk 2019 (Allocation Only)
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Winery Details

    Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon | Langton's 'Exceptional' Classification (VII 2018)

    Proprietors and winemakers, Clare and Keith Mugford, have established an internationally recognised Margaret River landmark, with a focus on Cabernet Sauvignon. Being part of the Langton’s ‘Exceptional’ ranking since 1991 and other internationally respected wine awards, the couple has also proven that other Moss Wood wines, like Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Semillons, showcase exceptional quality and longevity.

Press Review

    Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
    There was some debate around a decade ago that this iconic Margaret River winery had lost a little of its glitter and that the wines were not what they once were. I was not quite as onboard with that as some – in fairness, it is not easy to remain at the pinnacle for a half century – but in recent years, the levels of quality they have attained have put to rest any such doubts. These guys now make some of the most thrilling wines in Margaret River and none better than their Cabernet. There are some world class Cabs made in the region and the MW sits with the very best. This vintage ranks with the finest of recent releases and there have been some crackers. To be honest, to look at this, I slipped it into a tasting which friends had organised, which was of some “super-second level” Bordeaux and great Margaret River Cabernets, from vintages as far back as 1990, right up to today. It will give an indication of how well it went if I tell you that one friend, not usually known for purchasing anything other than the great wines of Europe, rang the next day to say he had already picked up a six pack. 96% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% each of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, this is elegance personified. A low yielding and slightly cooler vintage, the grapes went into small open tanks for fermentation, with thrice daily hand-plunging. 15 days on skins and then pressed to tank before it was racked to French oak, 15% new. Over two years maturation.
        As mentioned, elegance personified. A silky combination of coiled power and finesse, this is a glorious Cabernet. Blackberries, spices, tobacco leaves, kid leather, violets, cigar box notes, aniseed and delicately integrated oak. There is a gossamer-like web of complexity weaving through the wine. Seamless, great length and cashmere tannins. This is a brilliant wine. Ten years, twenty years? How long have you got? If you are serious about great Australian Cabernet, this is a must for your cellar. 99.
    Rating: 99 Points
    Source: Ken Gargett – Wine Pilot

     Moss Wood Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
    Generally, contrary to many, I tend to favour 2019 Margaret Cabernet over 2018. A bit more brooding, dense, tight, ‘minerally’, and all that.
    Powerful, compact, brooding sort of style, but tight too, all black fruit, dark chocolate, a seasoning of bay leaf and baking spice, some floral notes peeping over the top. Tannin is earthy and dense, but smooth and layered, boysenberry and dark raspberry, firm acidity set neatly inside, and a tobacco and black olive savoury finish of length and intensity. A very strong release, indeed maybe the best in the last decade. High drinkability, even early.
    Rated : 96 Points
    Source: Gary Walsh, The Winefront

    Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
    This needs a swirl or two, it's a little shy from the outset. Then suddenly a whirl of roses, black plums and subtle sweet baking spices emerge. The fruit is poised and wonderfully fresh and there's a graceful air to the palate. It flows across the palate with some pleasing amaro tannins guiding the way. This is an elegant cabernet with a fine yet youthful structure. Its full-bodied warming core has years ahead of it.
    Rating: 96 Points
    Source: Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review

    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.
    Rating: 94 Points
    Source: Angus Hughson,

    Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
    Cabernet is one of Australia’s greatest wines. If it doesn’t get your pulse racing- call your doctor!
    Moss Wood Cabernet is one of just 22 wines rated ‘Exceptional’ by Langtons Fine Wine based on demand, keeping company with Hill of Grace and Grange. It’s an Australian Grand Cru.
    As a single vineyard wine it always tells the story of vintage. In 2019, which was cold and wet, freshness and vibrancy are to the fore.
    Delectable aromatics, dark fruit, leather, power all balanced like Cirque du Soleil artist. There’s always a certain opulence to Moss Wood wines reds even in cooler years. In a region that makes so much great Cabernet Moss Wood still stands above. Vintage after vintage it never disappoints. 2019 is an absolute treat!
    Rating: 5/5 Stars

    Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
    Deep ruby with a purple hue and a tightly packed, but very expressive nose of rose buds, dark berries, raspberry leather, raspberry leaf, plum jam, dried bayleaf, fern and pencil shavings. High quality, yet restrained oak shows the class of this beauty.
    In the mouth it’s a pretty expression of Moss Wood Cabernet. Not as muscular or as powerful as the 18, instead a wine of delicacy, silkiness and approachability from the get go. Ripe and pure flavours of Raspberry, Cassis and Youngberry seduce the palate with generosity and richness, feeling more like nectar than wine. The beautiful fruit is accompanied by a very fine dusting of tannins that grip and dry in a way that teases another sip out of you, while a gentle glow of acidity highlights all the right aspects. It’s harmonious, delicious and balanced, albeit a little simplistic but not to its detriment… fact it’s very charming. The midpalate is swept by the inertia of the fruit that carries through to a long and pleasurable tail humming with berries, lasting minutes. Yyyyyyum!
    Seductive and pleasurable drinking.


    Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
    Very pretty and so very approachable. Very good drinking.
    Nose – Dark berries and blood plums, aromatic blood orange and raspberry with leather, bay leaf, and oak spice rounding out the fruit sweetness with ample savoury complexity. Very pretty for a Cabernet.
    Palate – Fine, elegant, polished, silky. Blood plum, raspberry, dark cherry and a hint of cassis, all pure and generous with a dusting of fine baking spices and fine tannins. Such impressive drinkability here, as too the acidity carries the fruit beautifully. Delicious!