Moss Wood Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

97 Points YWG
Very Limited Release
Exceptional Quality Margaret River Cabernet
$105 per bottle / $1260 per case
12 bottle case

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Winery: Moss Wood
Region: Margaret River
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage: 2012
Your Wine Guy says:
Moss Wood has once again produced a very classy Cabernet Sauvignon with incredible depth of flavour.
The 2012 shows intense fruit notes of
berries and plum with some floral notes that combine with some toasty, spicy oak. The palate displays intense flavours of red berries and hints of chocolate along with well integrated toasty oak and ripe, fine tannins. A stunning Cabernet from yet another great vintage in the Margaret River region. This wine should be decanted to help release all the aromas and flavours held within.
97 Points YWG Drink to 2030+
The winemaker says:

Colour: Deep brick red.
Nose: Initially the nose is slightly closed, presenting a complex combination of red currant, tar and leather. After a few minutes breathing, the fruit aromas lift, adding mulberry and violets. In the background there is a scented oak lift of toast and black pepper-like spice. A classic “small-crop” Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon.
Palate: The theme of the palate is concentration and generosity. Ripe red currant flavours combine with some earthy flavours and fill the front and mid-palate. These sit over full body and excellent viscosity, the product of ripe, concentrated tannins, from both fruit and oak. These give the wine considerable length, leading to a finish of dusty, toasty oak. – Moss Wood

Winery/Label Information:
Moss Wood is a premium wine producer located in the Margaret River Wine region of Western Australia. The area is regarded as one of Australia's premium grape growing regions.
Listed in the Exceptional category of Langton’s Classification V of Fine Australian wines. One of only 4 Cabernet wines in the top Exceptional category.
Dr. Bill Pannell, one of Margaret River's early pioneers, established Moss Wood in 1969. By the early 1980s the Cabernet Sauvignons were regarded as something very special. Keith Mugford, who began as an assistant winemaker and his wife Clare purchased the property in 1985. They have taken Moss Wood to the pinnacle of Australian Cabernet Sauvignon.
The wines produced at Moss Wood are Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Semillon and from Moss Wood's Ribbon Vale Vineyard, Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Merlot and Merlot. There is also a Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec, produced from grapes sourced from Yallingup and Cowaramup and since 2008, a Moss Wood Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir, produced from grapes sourced from that famous Victorian region.
Proprietors Clare and Keith Mugford enjoy the challenge of consistently producing high quality wines at Moss Wood. All decisions made in the vineyard and winery are based on the effect they will have on the quality of the wine. – Moss Wood
James Halliday writes of Moss Wood “Widely regarded as one of the best wineries in the region, capable of producing glorious Semillon in both oaked and unoaked forms, unctuous Chardonnay and elegant, gently herbaceous, superfine Cabernet Sauvignon, which lives for many years.” 5 Red Stars

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