Moss Wood Ribbon Vale Elsa 12pk 2019

Moss Wood Ribbon Vale Elsa 12pk 2019

Moss Wood Ribbon Vale Elsa 12pk 2019
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Winery Details

    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 Ribbon Vale Elsa 2019
    90% sauvignon blanc, 10% semillon. Hand picked and sorted, each variety vinified separately. 10 months in French barrels (5% new). Wow. Ok, so a new breed of barrel-aged sauvignon blanc is here. Intense and rich, rounded, complex and viscous in texture. The tannins (yes, tannins - despite only an hour on skins) are ripe and chewy; they frame the soft citrus fruit in a pillow of texture. Sauvignon blanc can be edgy - this is not. Semillon can be grassy - this is not. Keith has managed to capture the attributes of both varieties, with none of the obviousness. What a wonder.

    Rating: 96 points
    Source: Erin Larkin, James Halliday Wine Companion 2021

    Moss Wood Ribbon Vale Elsa 2019
    The first vintage of a new oak-fermented and matured sauvignon blanc that succeeds in taking the variety to new heights. Deliciously fruity wine with passionfruit, guava, lemon zest and ripe apple flavours capped off by an ethereal texture and impeccable sugar-and-acid balance. The oak is evident but subtle. It should age well.
    Rating: 95 Points, 5 stars
    Source: Bob Campbell, The Real Review

    Moss Wood Ribbon Vale Elsa 2019
    This is a first for Moss Wood and comes from the Ribbon Vale property. It’s sauvignon blanc made in a very modern style. There’s multiple yeast use in the fermentation and a little oak adding complexity and compelling interest on the palate. It has about 10 months in oak before bottling with just a light fining. If someone said this was Old World, I wouldn’t challenge. It has a lightly creamy texture with a lift of faint tropical fruit, balanced with a savoury minerality. Damn fine.

    Rating: 95 points
    Source: Ray Jordan, The West Australian

    Moss Wood Ribbon Vale Vineyard Elsa 2019
    Gooseberry, quince, blackcurrant buds, ginger and cinnamon, mint, a bit of smokiness too. It’s mid-weight, glossy but saline and flinty, lemon zest and a whole lot of exotic spice, toasty oak and pink grapefruit, smooth and fleshy on a long nutty and clove spiced finish. Complex, worked, but very good in style. Better with a couple more years on it too, I’d suggest.

    Rating: 94 Points
    Source: Gary Walsh The Winefront

    Moss Wood Ribbon Vale Elsa 2019
    Fermented and maturing in one-year-old barrels, the 2019 Elsa Sauvignon Blanc boasts scents of nectarine, vanilla and tangerine. It’s medium-bodied, crisp and refreshing, with more pronounced citrus notes on the lengthy finish.

    Rating: 91-93 points
    Source: Joe Czerwinski Robert Parker The Wine Advocate

    Moss Wood Ribbon Vale Elsa 2019
    Exquisitely composed and expressed, the wine shows Granny Smith apple, lemon pith, white flesh nectarine and lime peel characters with a hint of oatmeal complexity. The palate is superbly weighted and concentrated with outstanding definition and purity as well as delicate complexity, brilliantly structured by firm acidity. This is undeniably premier league sauvignon blanc offering stunning precision and a great

    degree of elegance.

    Rating: 95 points

    Source: Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

    Moss Wood Ribbon Vale Elsa 2019

    Ribbon Vale Elsa is a harmony of fine fruit and judicious oak. It shines lime green-tinted straw and has passionfruit scents and gooseberry front-palate. The middle shows quince, preserved lemon, honeydew melon and subtle cashew oak and the finish slatey acid. Drink with: sushi.

    Rating: 5.5 stars (out of 6)

    Source: John Leeuwin,

    Moss Wood Ribbon Vale Elsa 2019

    Light straw colour, with an intensely nutty, savoury bouquet with spicy elements, the palate rich and layered and quite driven by its oaky richness. Very attractive flavours, it must be said. The acidity is clean and balanced and the wine is long and maintains interest all the way.

    Rating: 91 Points

    Source: Huon Hooke, The Real Review