Moss Wood

Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon

9.391 ratings
9.217 pro ratings
Margaret River, South West Australia, Western Australia, Australia
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

A little cool coming out of the cellar. 2 of life’s great pleasures / an aged Margaret River Cabernet and a grass fed Rib Fillet. You would not pick this as 16 years old in a blind tasting. My wife and I traditionally do this exercise and she is usually very close but missed this one by 9 years! Initial herbal bracken aromas with some berry notes still persisting in this warmer year. On the palate savoury yet fleshy berry flavours with M+ intensity finishing with fine powdery Tannins. So lively and fresh I will leave my last one until 2023 for its 20th Birthday.

A little cool coming out of the cellar. 2 of life’s great pleasures / an aged Margaret River Cabernet and a grass fed Rib Fillet. You would not pick this as 16 years old in a blind tasting. My wife and I traditionally do this exercise and she is usually very close but missed this one by 9 years! Initial herbal bracken aromas with some berry notes still persisting in this warmer year. On the palate savoury yet fleshy berry flavours with M+ intensity finishing with fine powdery Tannins. So lively and fresh I will leave my last one until 2023 for its 20th Birthday.

Aug 15th, 2019
Bob McDonald

From Magnum. Had been decanted for about an hour and s half. Quite stinky which largely blew off to reveal leafy herbaceous characters with mint. Just medium bodied but such good balance and harmony. At that stage of just “damn good claret “ with nothing in particular standing out. A few years ago it was stunning and more powerful. Jancis Robinson still scores on the old 20 points score and gave this wine 19 points, a score generally reserved for 1st Growth Bordeaux and Grand Cru Burgundy. Great wine but time to drink it.

From Magnum. Had been decanted for about an hour and s half. Quite stinky which largely blew off to reveal leafy herbaceous characters with mint. Just medium bodied but such good balance and harmony. At that stage of just “damn good claret “ with nothing in particular standing out. A few years ago it was stunning and more powerful. Jancis Robinson still scores on the old 20 points score and gave this wine 19 points, a score generally reserved for 1st Growth Bordeaux and Grand Cru Burgundy. Great wine but time to drink it.

May 20th, 2019
Shengli Hu

Rustic on the nose, thyme, brewed tea leaves. Dark ruby, moderate to moderate plus concentration and staining, plush, juicy, and ripe fruits on palate, green pepper. Medium to medium plus acidity, elevated tannin and body.

Rustic on the nose, thyme, brewed tea leaves. Dark ruby, moderate to moderate plus concentration and staining, plush, juicy, and ripe fruits on palate, green pepper. Medium to medium plus acidity, elevated tannin and body.

Mar 18th, 2018
Ceccherini Cristiano

A great great bottle from this producer after a few disappointing ones
Just wonder if all I had to do is waiting
Fantastic but at peak
It can't get any better

A great great bottle from this producer after a few disappointing ones
Just wonder if all I had to do is waiting
Fantastic but at peak
It can't get any better

Sep 29th, 2017
Brent Adams

Velvety, like a big soft bear hug! Great smooth leather and tobacco notes. Still very fruity for its age.

Velvety, like a big soft bear hug! Great smooth leather and tobacco notes. Still very fruity for its age.

1 person found it helpfulJun 22nd, 2014
Ceccherini Cristiano

Expectations have killed this wine for me. Huge Cabernet, might be good in 10-15 years.
Fruit bomb at the moment and not much more. Had like a blanket over all the rest( what is the rest I don't know yet). Disappointing altogether though 😢

Expectations have killed this wine for me. Huge Cabernet, might be good in 10-15 years.
Fruit bomb at the moment and not much more. Had like a blanket over all the rest( what is the rest I don't know yet). Disappointing altogether though 😢

Jan 12th, 2017
Corey Reis

Great structure, wonderful fruit maturity, the last bottle here!!

Great structure, wonderful fruit maturity, the last bottle here!!

Aug 5th, 2016
Shae Kinsman

Just stunning. If you don't know and love Margaret River Cabernet, do yourself a favor and search this out. Fresh aromatics, gorgeous silky structure, aging so gracefully. A delight.

Just stunning. If you don't know and love Margaret River Cabernet, do yourself a favor and search this out. Fresh aromatics, gorgeous silky structure, aging so gracefully. A delight.

Nov 30th, 2015
Andrew Whittle

Co-Owner/Director Summit Estate Wines

9.5

Beautiful herbal nose - oregano & thyme - a lovely weight & balance on the palate - a special wine

Beautiful herbal nose - oregano & thyme - a lovely weight & balance on the palate - a special wine

Jul 22nd, 2015
Peter Scudamore-Smith MW

Margaret River cabernet nearing its end; lots of cedar (oak sweetness), mature fruit now earthy and fungal, interesting minerality now that tannins have softened; colour moved on to browns, natural cork, great with earthy tastes; mature brie, goat, blue cheddar.

Margaret River cabernet nearing its end; lots of cedar (oak sweetness), mature fruit now earthy and fungal, interesting minerality now that tannins have softened; colour moved on to browns, natural cork, great with earthy tastes; mature brie, goat, blue cheddar.

Dec 25th, 2014